[TriLUG] Using gzip to backup postgres to tape
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Wed Nov 29 09:38:08 EST 2006
On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> OK gang, I figured it out... sometimes it just takes a really old book like
> _Essential System Administration_, 1st ed., to work on these things.
yow, I can't remember when I last used mt on a tape (or used
a tape for that matter)
Do you know why tar doesn't do it?
> The dd command takes the gzipped input and pads it (that's what conv=sync
> means) to the output block size, in this case 512, which can be discovered
> using mt -f /dev/nst0 status.
presumably only the last block needs to be padded?
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