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'Tapeback' backs up various parts of a GNU/Linux system. It can back up to a single tape or have a backup span multiple tapes. Its backups are fully self-contained; no "database" is needed to restore a backup. Restore point redirection is simple and can be accomplished without complex editing of config files or entering complex commands. The package also includes a small kernel patch to facilitate real-time detection of "drive ready" status. This patch lets 'tapeback' autodetect when a tape is switched in the drive (when end of tape is hit during backup/restore).


Download version 0.5 (beta)
released on 16 August 2004


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GPLv2Janet Casey16 August 2004

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Ron Gage Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 November 2010.


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