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+.\" Copyright (c) 1980, 1989, 1991 The Regents of the University of California.
+.\" All rights reserved.
+.\"
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+.\" SUCH DAMAGE.
+.\"
+.\" @(#)ft.8
+.\"
+.Dd February 7, 1994
+.Dt FT 8
+.Os BSD 4
+.Sh NAME
+.Nm ft
+.Nd QIC 40/80 floppy tape drive controller
+.Sh SYNOPSIS
+.Nm ft
+.Op Fl f Ar tape
+.Op Fl description
+.Sh DESCRIPTION
+The
+.Nm ft
+command allows multi-volume dump, extract, and view of tape labels, for
+any pre-formatted QIC-40/80 tapes. It is totally system dependent,
+and has nothing to do with the QIC standards.
+.Pp
+.Nm ft
+is used primarily as a filter for tape i/o.
+For example, to save and compress the /usr directory to tape:
+.Bd -literal -offset indent
+% tar cvzf - /usr | ft "/usr save"
+.Ed
+.Pp
+To extract /usr from tape:
+.Bd -literal -offset indent
+% ft | tar xvzf -
+.Ed
+.Sh SEE ALSO
+.Xr qtar 1
+.Sh BUGS
+Formatting/Verifying is in the works. You will need to use your
+existing backup program to do this for the time being.
+.Sh NOTES
+The floppy tape driver supports tape drives such as the Colorado
+Jumbo, Mountain Summit Express, some Archive/Conner models, and
+probably many others. These tape drives attach between your floppy
+disk controller card and your existing floppy disks' ribbon cable.
+This driver does not currently support attachments via a proprietary
+tape controller card or by the parallel port.
+.Pp
+QIC-40/80 drives are more CPU intensive than a SCSI drive. This is
+really only a factor if your machine is networked or has multiple concurrent
+users. For personal use (i.e. your typical home Unix user), response time
+is perfectly acceptable. The tape drives cannot detect write errors.
+Instead, they make up for it by using CRC's, error correction, and bad
+spot mapping. Formatting time is extremely long because of this. The
+drive makes a first pass over the entire tape writing out sectors. It
+then makes a second pass at a slower rate than usual (for sensitivity)
+to detect bad spots on the tape. Typically it takes an hour to format
+a single QIC-80 (120Mb uncompressed) tape.
+.Sh AUTHOR
+Steve Gerakines <steve2@genesis.nred.ma.us>