Type the command to backup /home to /dev/st0 and to verify the archive after writing it /dev/st0.
# tar -cvpWlf /dev/st0 /home
c : create a new archive of /home
v : Verbose output
p : preserve permissions on files
W : attempt to verify the archive after writing it
l : stay in local file system when creating an archive
f : Specify /dev/st0 as tape device (file)
/dev/st0: Tape device name.
/home : Directory to backup