From the home page [L1 ]:

Burt, the backup and recovery tool, is an extension for Tcl/Tk 8.0 designed to perform backups to and recoveries from tapes. A Burt installation consists of the Burt extension module and a set of Tcl/Tk 8.0 scripts to make use of that module to perform backups.

Burt can backup virtually any system imaginable because of its integration with Tcl/Tk. At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Computer Sciences Department, we use Burt to backup about 350 workstations and a substantial AFS filespace, for a total of roughly 750 GB of data.


ZLM asks: This tool seems to be for Unix only; from the docs:

"One important note: Burt does not at this time run on Windows NT. This does not mean that you cannot backup Windows NT machines using Burt; in fact you can do that, easily. However, you cannot use a Windows NT machine to run the Burt engine and serve as your backup host."

What are the current possibilities for reading and writing on tapes on Windows?

 What: Burt
 Where: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/%7Ejmelski/burt/ 
 Description: A parallel network backup system, featuring speed, flexibility,
        and reliability.  Enables backups from a variety of data sources from
        Unix and Windows NT workstations to AFS storage and more.
        Uses Tcl/Tk 8.0.  Current version is v2.4.7 .
 Updated: 10/1998
 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Eric Melski)

See also: Eric Melski | COMPANY: The Tolis Group