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hi all,

very urgent need backup script on tape using solaris 8, my tape drive is DAT 72 on sun v240.

i need a simple script to backup files from directory /data/log/back/200703/filename.log. the files will backup continue each day on the tape which have 72 GB. the files size only 50MB and will backup to the tape each day continue on only one tape until full. example : on the tape will contains 20070301.dat,20070302.dat,etc.

nb:is a external tape drive

please help

Thank you so much

Best Regards,


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tcopy(1)							   User Commands							  tcopy(1)

tcopy - copy a magnetic tape SYNOPSIS
tcopy source [destination] DESCRIPTION
The tcopy utility copies the magnetic tape mounted on the tape drive specified by the source argument. The only assumption made about the contents of a tape is that there are two tape marks at the end. When only a source drive is specified, tcopy scans the tape, and displays information about the sizes of records and tape files. If a des- tination is specified, tcopy makes a copies the source tape onto the destination tape, with blocking preserved. As it copies, tcopy pro- duces the same output as it does when only scanning a tape. The tcopy utility requires the use of Berkeley-compatible device names. For example, example% tcopy /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/2b ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWesu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mt(1), ioctl(2), attributes(5) NOTES
tcopy will only run on systems supporting an associated set of ioctl(2) requests. SunOS 5.10 10 Mar 2000 tcopy(1)

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