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
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