tape splitter

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at teledomenet.gr
Mon Feb 25 13:18:08 UTC 2008

On Saturday 23 February 2008 01:41:09 Peter Giessel wrote:
> >>i know dump do this, but i need other thing to be written to more than
> >> 1 tape.
> >
> >Well sonny in the old days we would create a volume with tar or cpio,
> > then uuencode it, then run it through split.
> I believe gtar
> ( /usr/ports/archivers/gtar   if I recall correctly)
> can do this directly.

pax(1)  as well supports multi-volume archives. I have used it
once or twice, since the removal of gtar from the base system.


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