Linux VCR driver?

Brent Glines (
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 17:08:07 -0700

I was reading a copy of UNIX System Administration Handbook, by Nemeth,
Snyder, and Seebass, when I found the following intriguing topic under a
chapter on Backups and Transportable media:

"There are controllers available for many PC's that allow a VCR to be
used as a backup device. This is an inexpensive way to get a lot of
backup capability on a PC. However, in order to utilize such a system,
a device driver will have to be written..."

I do not have a tape backup drive handy. I have several VCRs. Has
anyone ever heard/done anything along these lines?

Brent Glines