October 28, 2015

15 Useful Linux Tape Managements Commands For Sysadmins

Tape devices should be used on a regular basis only for archiving files or for transferring data from one server to another. Usually, tape devices are all hooked up to Unix boxes, and controlled with mt or mtx. You must backup all data to both disks (may be in cloud) and tape device. In this tutorial you will learn about:

  1. Tape device names
  2. Basic commands to manage tape drive
  3. Basic backup and restore commands

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