This format is new since KBACKUP Version 1.2. With this setting,
KBACKUP will format and mount the device and then start writing to
it. This gives you all the advantages of KBACKUP , like a backup
header with information about the backup and the contents directory,
together with a much improved reliability compared to the
FLOPPY-format. If you are using floppy disks with this
option, you must low-level format them, using the
fdformat(1) or superformat(1) commands (under LINUX ).
You do not need to write a filesystem on it, this will be done by KBACKUP .
When selecting this option, you also must set the filesystem type and
the formatting command.
I recommend using this format for any removable media, like floppies
or removable hard-drives
9.2or cartridges. It does not work with
tapes, it is intended for block devices that can be mounted.
The BLOCKDEV support was new in version 1.2.0 and is therefore
less tested than TAPE of FLOPPY. If you should expect any trouble
using it, please contact the author. If it works for you, I'd like to
know as well.