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Re: backing up large filesystems

    Date: Tue, 20 Jun 89 15:03 PDT
    From: shirley.pa@Xerox.COM

    Are there better solutions to backing up a large filesystem than 40 megabyte
    cart tapes?  We now have ~20 tape full dumps and expect to double that soon.

    One possibility I'm looking into is using RTAPE and a Sun to back up to a 2
    gigabyte video cartridge.  Does anyone have experience with this?

     - Mark Shirley

You may do just as well to use ILA-NFS and mount your lispm from a SUN, then
use TAR to dump to the vid. cart. We're planning to do this soon

RTAPE even between two lispms is usually flakey-flakey. Our CE doesn't
recommend using the tape except locally as a result of our and other site's
experiences he's run into....

You can also get a Cypher drive for your lispm... I'd recommend that over