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Appending backups to tapes

If you are backing up small volumes, qtrees, or files, you can put several backups on one tape to conserve tapes. Also, adding each backup to the tape after the previous backup ensures that backups are sequential.


  1. To append a backup to a tape, move the tape to the desired location using the mt command.
  2. Execute the dump command.

    Attention: Use no-rewind device names to ensure that the tape is not rewound and that previous backups are not overwritten.