If I understand right, star (a tar "successor") is able to handle ACLs
and is supposed to have other advantages like improved speed and a fifo
buffer. Though not yet personally tested.
Info is inside the tarball, none on the page. Just in case you wonder.
Btw.: talking about xfsdump: Is there a tool/addon that writes a tape
catalog, so I can locate data without a tape beeing inserted ? The
contents of /var/xfsdump seems more some kind of meta-data.Would be
really nice to be able to browe some kind of database to see on which
tapes what files are located.
Well, if you aren't using ACLs or other extended attribute information,
then you could use any generic backup utility like tar, cpio, bru, etc.
(Hopefully the generic utilities will start handling these things now that
the interfaces are defined.)