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Backup application

Taper is an easy to use backup solution. It allows backups to tape drives, filesystems, floppy drives, removable devices or any device that GNU/Linux supports. Incremental backup & selective restores are available, as well as backup verifies.


User FAQ available in HTML format from http://taper.sourceforge.net/FAQ.html; User guide available in HTML format from http://taper.sourceforge.net/Taper.html


Download version 6.9b (stable)
released on 2 March 2000


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Janet Casey22 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Yusuf Nagree Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/taper-list

Software prerequisites

Required to usencurses library v1.9.6 or later with the forms library
Required to usegcc 2.6.1 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 January 2017.


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