Accessing Tape Drive on another linux system

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Dec 23 20:17:16 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 13:39, Mike McCarty wrote:
> > 
> > You have to benchmark whether udp or tcp nfs performance is better than 
> > stuffing a bit-stream through a tcp pipe. I generally find that If I can 
> > use really large block sizes (say 2MB) that the pipe is faster, of 
> > course I'm also backing up tens of terabytes...
> Read what I wrote about streaming tapes. To make sure that everything
> got onto tape, I'd do a two-stage process. Eats a lot of disc, but
> how much is your backup worth to you?

Most drives these days have on-board buffers and can deal with
stopping/restarting automatically if you don't feed them
fast enough to stream all the time.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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