Linux TAR backup

TAR (Tape Archiver)

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Covid-19 :
Our company continues to be operational. Nevertheless, it is not possible to physically come to our laboratory anymore. Access is reduced to a strict minimum. The transmission of media is therefore only possible by regular post.

Linux TAR backup

The TAR backup software, for Tape Archiver, is a standard Unix / Linux program. It was created in the first version of Unix.

Private users don't use it so much nowadays. Nevertheless, in the Unix/Linux environment, the TAR program is still the most popular archiving tool.

A tar archive file is not compressed as a ZIP file. It is therefore often compressed by another program. This is why we often see .tar.gz files. The .tar files are compressed by the gzip program.

Recovery / indexing on TAR tapes

Essentially, the format consists of a concatenation of the content of the files. Each file is preceded by a 512-byte header.

Our company will assist you in the recovery and/or indexing of your tapes in TAR format.