Hi there, We have a large disk that now required 2 tapes to backup. We are trying to use the -M --new-volume-script to execute a script which sends an email to the person and waits for them to press the "c" key to continue. The next-tape scripts works when run from the console directly and the message is displayed to the user to insert the next tape, but tar still reports an error.
Have I missed an important step? The tar seems to execute the script but then immediately try to write onto the next tape - before I get a chance to put the new tape in. Any ideas on how to fix this, or a better method of backing up to multi tapes? Here is my script: #!/bin/sh mt -f /dev/st0 rewind tar -c \ -v \ -f /dev/st0 \ --new-volume-script "/etc/scripts/next-tape" \ --multi-volume /backup mt -f /dev/st0 eject and here is the next-tape command #!/bin/sh cat /etc/scripts/newtape.txt | mail -s "new tape" [EMAIL PROTECTED] echo -n Press 'C' to continue while true do read -n 1 keypressed if [ "$keypressed" = 'c' ]; then break; fi if [ "$keypressed" = 'C' ]; then break; fi done cheers craig _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"