DOS Merge/ Networks/ fifos
zeeff at b-tech.ann-arbor.mi.us
Sat Oct 14 07:19:04 AEST 1989
Someone might find it interesting how I sometimes backup this system.
I run Microport '386 unix with dos merge. vp/ix might also work.
Under dos merge, I run a LANTASTIC network to a dos only system (yes,
lantastic works ok as a client under dos merge). I created a fifo in
/dev and run (from unix)
find / -depth -print | cpio -ocv | compress > /dev/fifo
>From dos merge I run
dd if=j:\dev\fifo of=n:unixcpio.z
Where j: is the dos name for the unix file system and dd is the mks
program. COPY might also work. The compress is optional and not a good
idea if you get any errors).
The net result is that I backup the unix file system onto a dos
system. Might be useful if you had lots of dos disk space or a tape
drive that only worked under real dos.
Branch Technology | zeeff at b-tech.ann-arbor.mi.us
| Ann Arbor, MI
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