Copying a tape
Posted on 2000-04-07
I am using SCO 5.0.5 and am trying to backup a copy of a tape using dd
I have tried using all different bs sizes but all that is copied are 5 files with a total of 314k bytes. Two of the files list the actual files on the tape some 3000 of them in all and the total install time for the tape is some 60 minutes.
I have been using
dd if=/dev/rct0 of=/usr/harry/tmpfile
and using any bs size always only copies the same 5 files. I have not tried cpio as I am not too sure whether this is the right command to use or in fact how to use it properly.