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Re: backing up a complete Debian GNU/Linux system

> > There is one MAJOR flaw with tar. If there is an error anywhere in the
> > archive, ALL files after the error are lost. Better to use afio instead of
> > tar. At most you will loose only the file where the error is.
> Use the option: --ignore-failed-read.
This will not work if the tape is created with tar czf /dev/tape, because
gunzip will exit when a read error occurs.
Is there an easy way to avoid this, besides using taper or another 
backup program? 


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