Hello All, The user's guide for the Dell PowerVault 100T DAT 72 tape drive recommends against using tar (see quoted text below). Does anyone have any experience with this product and can advise whether we should avoid tar? Thank you for your help.
Note: please note that my email address has changed from "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]". Tom BEGIN QUOTE Drivers for Microsoft® Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Server for your tape drive are included on the CD that came with your drive. You will need tape backup software that supports the Dell PowerVault tape drive. Note that native backup applications (for example, the UNIX .tar command) generally do not provide the required data streaming rate to get the full performance out of your tape drive. Dell recommends using a backup application that provides improved memory management as well as other useful features, such as TapeAlert. Suitable products that have been tested with Dell PowerVault 100T DAT 72 tape drives are listed below. Yosemite™ TapeWare® 7.0SP3B (or later) for Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Novell® NetWare® and Red Hat® Linux® VERITAS® Backup Exec™ 9.1 (or later) for Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Server, Backup Exec™ 9.1 (or later) for Novell® NetWare® END QUOTE -- Tom Oak [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"