Anyone use restic to back up to tapes?


#1

I was just wondering if anyone has backed up to tape drives with restic. :innocent: I haven’t tried, and am curious what others may have to say about it before I go down a rabbit hole. Obviously it’d be slow, etc etc, but… has anyone done it? Is it even possible, with some hacks maybe?


#2

I don’t think it’s possible. The tape devices on Linux that I’ve worked with (20 years ago or so) require a constant stream of data, similar to what tar outputs. That’s not possible to generate with restic…


#3

That’s what I figured. No biggie. Could be a fun project for someone someday. :slight_smile: