Taper is a tape backup and restore program that allows backing/restoring files to a tape drive.
Taper is an easy to use backup solution for Linux.
It allows backups to tape drives, filesystems, floppy drives, removable devices... In fact, any device that Linux supports.
Incremental backup & selective restores are available, as well as backup verifies.
Archive catalogs are kept on the hard-drive to enable speedy selective restores and incremental backups. In the event of total hard disk failures, these catalogs can be reconstructed from the archive. Catalogs are not required for a full restore.
Taper is ncurses based which means that it can be used in a console window or in an X-Term (or equivalent) under X.