I have a SCSI tape setup on my Linux 2.4.29 system. I do daily backup like: tar -czvf /dev/tape /
I can save and restore, no problem. What I want to do is copy the tar file from the tape to the disk drive without restoring it. I've tried:
cp /dev/tape bu.tgz
cat /dev/tape >bu.tgz
cat </dev/tape >bu.tgz
cp -b /dev/tape bu.tgz
none of these work. I get: cp: reading `/dev/tape': Input/output error
What is the correct syntax?