From: David Mansfield <backuppc@dm...> - 2006-04-24 18:30:32
I just started using backuppc so I could be on the wrong track. I'm
trying to archive some hosts to tape, and would like to use a specific
program (dd) to write to the tape. So I've set up an archive host and
all's well, almost.
Right now, the command that is actually writing to the tape is 'cat',
and this happens because 'cat' is what is used when compression is set
Basically a shell pipeline is being created and the end of it looks like:
blah blah | /bin/cat >>/dev/nst0
I'd like to use 'dd' so I can control the tape blocksize so that the end
of the pipeline looks like:
blah blah | dd of=/dev/nst0 bs=64k
I could even live with:
blah blah | dd of=/dev/nst0 bs=64k >>/dev/null
In other words, slip 'dd' in as a 'compression' program just to get it
To do this I'd have to be able to specify the compression program, but
it looks like I can only specify the type of compression... any ides?
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