System backup applications (again)

Dan Pritts danno at
Wed Mar 30 16:38:53 CST 2005

On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 04:20:56PM -0600, Pottinger, Hardy J. wrote:
> about. And, our tests of what it can do are pretty unimpressive. Oh, I'm
> also not interested in scripting up something to use mt and tar. :-)
> Our backup needs are about to get a lot simpler, and we really just need
> to be able to archive large amounts of data  (300GB) to tape on a
> quarterly basis. Regular backup is going to be relegated to a disk-based
> backup package, managed by another group.

You're welcome to run whatever you want but if all you want is to write
300GB to tape, quarterly, then tar sure sounds like the right tool.


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