tar problem

Brett Worth brettw at cray.com
Mon Mar 13 20:55:46 GMT 2000

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000 gunnar.lindholm.320 at student.lu.se wrote:

> What do you suggest I should do if I wanted to mount a lot of  windows-shares
> onto a linux machine and do a single tar backup on all the windows 
> files onto a linux tape drive. 
> There is NO free harddisk space on the linux machine, and it is only possible
> to store ONE backup session on the tape.  I can only use smbtar for 
> one client at a time, as I understand it. Please tell me if I'm wrong 
> on this.

My first question would be: Why cant you put more than one tar file on a
tape?  Are there no "non-rewinding" devices?

> Gunnar.


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