System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Archive Files to Multiple Diskettes

If you are copying large files or file systems 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 as 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. See "How to Copy All Files in a Directory to a Tape (cpio)" for information on how to use cpio.