Label tapes created with ontape

When you label tapes created with the ontape utility, the label must include the following information:
  • Backup level
  • Date and time
  • Tape number that ontape provides
The following example shows what a label can look like:
Level 1: Wed Nov 27, 2001 20:45 Tape # 3 of 5

Each backup begins with its first tape reel numbered 1. You number each additional tape reel consecutively thereafter. You number a five-tape backup 1 through 5. (Of course, it is possible that you could not know that it is a five-tape backup until it is finished.)