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Re: cpio causes shoe-shinning on my tape drive

hi ya andrew

tape devices are slow...

stick the "buffer" program in between so that the tape will always
have data ready to write

find ... | buffer | cpio ...
	- that usually made my tapes whine constantaly w/o interruptions

c ya

On Tue, 6 Nov 2001, Andrew Dixon wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to switch to cpio to make backups of my system but I'm
> getting really bad results.  When I create a tar archive:
> 	#tar -cv --file /dev/nst0 /home
> the tape starts spinning and everything chugs along just fine.  On the
> other hand, when I try to make a cpio archive of the same filesystem:
> 	#find /home -xdev |cpio --create >/dev/nst0
> the tape spins and then stops and rewinds and then spins and stops
> etc...
> Any ideas how to make this work nicer?
> Thanks,
> Andy
> P.S. please cc me on any replies.
> -- 
> Andrew Dixon
> Software Engineer
> Seranoa Networks
> 978.897.3434 x231
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