System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

Archiving Files to Multiple Diskettes

If you are copying large files onto diskettes, you want to be prompted to replace a full diskette with another formatted diskette. The cpio command provides this capability. The cpio commands you use are the same that you would use to copy files to tape, except you would specify /vol/dev/aliases/floppy0 as the device instead of the tape device name.

For information on how to use the cpio command, see How to Copy All Files in a Directory to a Tape (cpio).