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How to append tape backup on Linux

By uppalusman ·
i am taking backup through tar

tar -cvf /dev/st0 www

now also taking one more backup on same tape

tar -cvf /dev/st0 oracle

when i list the tape contents

tar -tvf /dev/st0

it shows only the oracle folder, where is the first one ?

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Possibly on a separate volume.

by seanferd In reply to How to append tape backup ...

The end of the tape will probably only list the last backup. Or it has been overwritten.

Er, -c creates/overwrites. If you need to append, -r. You may also wish to check -X.

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