Send a backup job to a remote tape drive on another machine over SSH

tar cvzf - /directory/ | ssh root@host "cat > /dev/nst0"
I use this all the time for taking manual backups of stuff i want to keep but not important enough to backup regularly.

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By: Tuxmania
2009-02-18 07:12:54

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