TAPE Backup - All you ever wanted to know...

How do I perform a backup?

tar - Tape Archiver

    cd /wherever/your/files/are
    tar cvf /dev/whatever .

cCreate the archive
vVerbose (can be omitted); shows each file archived.
fFile: argument that follows (/dev/whatever) is the destination for the archive.
. (dot)Starting point for files to go in the archive; recursive through sub-directories.

GNU Tar - Added Features

Tape on remote system

Pat Murphy