Tap drive

ammad shah mammadshah at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 11 15:22:23 CDT 2008

Dear all,
i am trying to backup on tape drive (lto3), but when i save it , it always overwrite on previous files. even though i am writing every time a new file. 
#tar -cvf /dev/st0  backup-01-09.tar.gz
#tar -tvf /dev/st0
#tar -czvf /dev/st0 backup-02-09.tar.gz
#tar -tvf /dev/st0
Why ? 
and how do i know space left on tape drive before backup.  i am using single cartridge IBM LTO 3 tape drive.
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