I agreed to do some backups for a friend while he was out of town,
and now I realize that I don't know what parameters to use for
a 150M 1/4" tape. if I use my old stand-by for the 60M tape,
0ucbsf 1000 600 /dev/rst8, dump wants to use 5 tapes to dump 270M.
as usual, I didn't include enough information in my post. I had
already performed the magic RTFM step, and using 18 tracks and
increasing the length ('s' option) didn't help. what did help was
using another tape; I mistook a tape error for premature end of tape.
Some people recommended an s of 1500 or so; this doesn't work with
the t=18 option and a dump that takes more than one tape. I ended
up using s=700, and that succeeded, getting 270M on just two tapes
It's still not clear if it matters whether one uses rst0 or rst8:
I tried both (although I don't remember what the other options were),
and dump calculated the same number of tapes; I didn't wait to see
what would happen if I let it actually do the dump.
thanks to those of you who tried:
-- Ned Danieley (firstname.lastname@example.org) Basic Arrhythmia Laboratory Box 3140, Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC 27710 (919) 660-5111 or 660-5100
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