How to use the tar command for tape drive

Nabhonil Sinha
Tue May 18 17:52:00 GMT 2004


I have a tape drive installed in my windows 2000 system. How can i create
archive on tape. With the latest cygwin installed, I am able to list the
contents of the tape using the command "tar -tvf //./tape0" however I am
unable to create archive on tape using the command "tar -cvf //./tape0
C:\BackupFolder". The error i am getting is as follows:-

tar: //./tape0: Cannot open: Invalid argument
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Can somebody help me in it?


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Nabhonil Sinha
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