[Rear-users] Backing up to tape-drive and OBDR

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu Jul 29 10:47:20 CEST 2010

On Thu, 29 Jul 2010, Gratien D'haese wrote:

> Tape (OBDR) option was added to the wishlist in 2006 because it was a 
> reflection of the functionalities mkcdrec had on-board.
> On the other hand, since 2000 (mkcdrec) only a few people had questions 
> about OBDR, so I personally think, it is not used almost anymore.
> But, the good news OBDR functionality is very simple to add once the 
> tape functionality is added to rear ;-)

Everything is easy except for the person that has to do it ;-)

> Steps are:
> 1/ make a boot-able ISO9660 image on disk
> 2/ write the iso image made in step 1 to tape with some exta steps before and after
> 3/ make the tar, pax, star backup after the first tape marker
> But, as Schlomo already indicated nobody asked about tape support since 2006.
> For now, we better remove the tape (OBDR) text from our trunk sources to avoid confusion.

I would leave the pieces of code in, but remove any mentiones from the 
README/documentation/presentations at least. With a bit of luck we may 
have something working in the coming weeks.

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