[CentOS] gtar compression achieved

Wed Feb 1 16:03:36 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is a --totals option, but that is before compression.  I don't
>> think there is a way to do it.
> Dang.  THere is a "tell" command on "mt" which tells you what block number
> you are on, but according to the man page only exists for some types of
> drive.  And evidently not mine :-(
> That would have worked with some simple math.

Is there some reason you aren't using amanda?  Give it some holding
disk space and it will run multiple backups at once, buffering on
disk, and figure out how they should go on the tape for you.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com