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Old 08-17-2009
How to send file to the tape in Solaris?

Hi all,

I want to send some files to the tape but unfortunatelly I don't know how to do it...
My tape drive name /dev/rmt/1un, file is here - /tmp/test

Could you please show me how to do it?

Thanks in advance,

---------- Post updated at 02:07 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:26 PM ----------

Ok guys, I found the answer, sorry for disturbance...
May be it will be usefull for somebody:

To read the contents of a tape (if in tar format)
# tar tvf /dev/rmt/0

To write to tape
# tar cvf /dev/rmt/0 /dir/to/backup

To extract the contents of the tape
# tar xvf /dev/rmt/0

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Old 08-17-2009
You could have used pax, dd, cpio also...
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Old 08-25-2009
Hi guys!

I need to clarify something more...
How can I append files to remote tape using rsh?

I can send file using
tar cvf - file | rsh hostname dd of=/dev/rmt/0 conv=sync
but how can I append more files to the tape?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 08-25-2009
Your only alternative is to use a non rewind device ( would be for you: /dev/rmt/0n ) and move forward a block... look at the mans on the mt command

Last edited by vbe; 08-25-2009 at 09:16 AM.. Reason: spelling
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