Question 1: Seagate drive defect list not found.
Answer 1: From Dan Lorenzini:
It appears that your disks came from the vendor
without the defect list being extraced and written
the way SunOS likes it. There is a trick in 'format'
that allows you to do this without having to format
the drive all over again. This is how to do it:
-Select the drive under 'format', and go into the
"defect" section. There, use 'original' to
get the manufacturer's list from the drive.
Then do 'commit'. (Ignore the message that
tells you you have to format the drive.)
-Quit the defect menu and under the main 'format' menu
select 'backup'. Answer yes to continue even
though the disk has a primary label, and there
you will see it writing out the label *and the
I haven't tried this yet.
Question 2: Backup/restore failing with "Changing Volumes
on pipe input? abort [yn].
Answer 2: From Glenn Satchell
Dump is failing because the volume of data is greater
than it thinks will fit on one "tape" and it is asking
you to put the nxt one in. Just add a parameter to
dump to tell it that the "tape" is _really_ long, eg:
dump 0usf 99999999 - fs | .....
or use the same parameters as you would for a DAT or
Exabyte tape, eg:
dump 0usdbf 13000 54000 126 - fs | ....
I tried eg 2 and it still failed. I'll try eg 1 with blocking
factor and density.
Answer 2: From Dan Lorenzini
I do this all the time, but I use the "r" flag to
restore rather than "x". Maybe this will help.
I can try this too.
Michael J. Shon
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