Copying Files to a Tape With the pax Command
How to Copy Files to a Tape (pax)
- Change to the directory that contains the files you want to copy.
- Insert a write-enabled tape into the tape drive.
- Copy the files to tape.
$ pax -w -f /dev/rmt/n filenames
Enables the write mode.
- -f /dev/rmt/n
Identifies the tape drive.
Indicates the files and directories that you want to copy. Separate multiple files with spaces.
For more information, see the pax(1) man page.
- Verify that the files have been copied to tape.
$ pax -f /dev/rmt/n
- Remove the tape from the drive. Write the names of the files on
the tape label.
Example 29-7 Copying Files to a Tape (pax
The following example shows how to use the pax command to copy all
the files in the current directory.
$ pax -w -f /dev/rmt/0 .
$ pax -f /dev/rmt/0
filea fileb filec