On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:27 PM, David Kelly <dke...@hiwaay.net> wrote: > You list -v as a tar option. Is tar sticking on a file?
I just added that to my script in order to see what was going on. I didn't use it a week ago. I'm dumping straight to the tar drive. Look at the tar command again and you'll see /dev/sa0 in there. :) > Another question is whether or not tar could be getting caught in a hard > link or symbolic link infinite loop? Look for duplicates in the output. > uniq(1) should be of assistance. Perhaps uniq needs a sort(1) to > preprocess, I forget? Not a bad thought. However, I'm certain that there is no recursion going on. The delays are happening too early on for that. Also, this script works well if I target an external HD but never finishes on the tape. Thanks for the idea. I hadn't considered it before. Jaime _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"