[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

backup compress on the fly


my ancient, but reliable, backup script is essentially:

     find /my_dir | cpio -ov > /dev/st0

But, (now that I have installed all those lovely debian goodies), the
wretched tape is filling up and asking for another.   (I erase the
tape beforehand.)

I really want to fit all my current data, or certainly selected dirs
unto one tape.  Surely I should be able to compress the files before
they are sent to the tape.  I suspect it can be done with gzip, but I am not
sure of the syntax.  Obviously I need to get it right.

I also need to know how to restore.

(I have amanda on the back burner!)

Joe Mc Cool

Reply to: