Does the windows port of tar work with tapes?

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    I've read conflicting accounts. Can I read and write to a DLT tape using the gnuwin32 port of tar? If so, how?


    • GnuWin

      GnuWin - 2005-01-11

      Only after mapping it to a drive and when using the option --force-local.

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      What does it mean? Until now I know only how to map a net drive to a local drive. But how to map a tape to a drive?

      • GnuWin

        GnuWin - 2005-01-30

        Usually, when a tape drive has been attached to your system, it is represented in the list of drive letters. At least that's how it is with ZIP-tape drives. If this is not the case with your tape, then the only way to use tar with it, is to create first a tar archive on the hard disk or the network disk, and then copy it using the standard way to copy a file to a tape drive.


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