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Is there a backup utility to backup to LTO tape that's not TAR, PAX, or CPIO?

I'm using Solaris 11.3 and wish to occasionally backup a bunch of large VM's and disk images directly to a used LTO6 tape drive bought off Ebay but even though Solaris TAR has the "E" flag to allow ...
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Create absolute path in cpio archive

I build some archive for linux kernel it need an archive file with absolute path. File are under folder /data/ when I pack normally it keeps file path like this bin/ln bin/ls etc the command I used ...
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Is possible to remove “on fly” the full path using tar?

I have some mp3 on various dir. I did find $HOME -name *.mp3|pax -wf arch.tar The command works fine,but when extract, it recreate the full dirs for example tar -tvf arch.tar Return dir1/dir2/...
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pax command for incremental backup with hard links similar to rsync

I discovered the pax command recently, and was amazed at how efficient it is when copying locally from one SSD to another, for instance. For local backup, I'm contemplating replacing a rsync ...
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want to copy multiple *.txt files from several directories to the same directory but rename the new file

I have atleast 2-3 *.txt files inside several hundred directories. What I need is: 1. copy the *.txt from every directory to the same directory but by renaming the filename to *_name.txt (* should be ...
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Firefox mysteriously crashing

I just started Firefox on my Gentoo machine upon which it crashed with ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. Now, a bit of research gave me nothing tangible ...
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pax, invalid replacement string option

I'm having a little trouble understanding what's happening in a Perl script that uses pax. Background: Feeding a .tgz file to pax and unpacking to get a folder full of files. This is the thing I don'...
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extracting to a directory other than the current directory with pax archiver

I have a strange behaviour with the pax archiver here, had too much troubles with tar and it's absolute path, that's why I gave pax a shot. The below oneliner is used under FreeBSD 9.2 to extract ...
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Tar ignore or fix checksum

I have a archive backup.tar that was created with a nonstandard program a long time ago. I no longer have access to the original program. The archive is Not compressed (gzip). When trying to extract ...
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Are there any PaxTest for OpenBSD?

Pax: PaX is a process memory protection patch For FreeBSD, there exists a testsuite called PaxTest, is there a PaxTest available for OpenBSD?
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What are the relative merits of the various standard Unix archival utilities? [closed]

There are many archival tools for Unix, with varying degrees of availability. To make matters more confusing, many of them can write each other's formats. I am seeking more information on their ...