Tape Drive & Tape Archival questions...
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Sun Aug 6 14:09:03 CDT 2006
On 8/6/2006 at 2:57 PM Segin wrote:
>Roy J. Tellason wrote:
>> On Saturday 05 August 2006 10:42 pm, Josh Dersch wrote:
>>>2. Archiving the tapes in a useful format.
I'm afriad that you don't understand the issues. To produce an accurate
archive of a tape, one must preserve things such as block sizes, labels,
and filemarks. There are packages to do this, but tar isn't one of them.
While tapes are a one-dimensional medium, there's more variation in
physical structure than encountered on the typical disk.
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