Just to close this, I did get a chance to do some testing on this drive, as
well as a drive on another machine.
the second drive seemed to work fine, still had some problems with the
original drive... until it died. :-/ So, I
guess we have a confirmation on THAT problem.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Reichert [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 05, 1998 9:04 AM
> To: 'sun-managers'
> Subject: SUMMARY: Tape Backup Setup Question
> Greetings, all. This is a late summary, but since asing the question, I
> have not had a chance
> to work on this system to try anything. Regardless, here is the summary.
> Original question:
> >This is probably just tape setup stupidity on my part, but:
> > Backing up a system with a few ~3G partitions to an EXB-8500 tape.
> Using ufsdump
> >with "0cfu" options to /dev/rmt/0mn for one of these partitions
> usually ends up with a tape change,
> >and only about half the first tape used. Changing to "0bdsfu 126
> 54000 13000", as was suggested
> >to me, yields the same results. If I'm correct, I should be able to
> dump about 5G to an
> >8mm tape on an EXB-8500, correct?
> >Any hints/pointers to correct this is greatly appreciated. I have
> looked at man st and man
> >Will summarize.
> >- Alan
> Thanks to:
> Brion Leary
> Brooke King
> Scott Woods
> Carsten Knudsen
> Niall Broin
> Casper Dik
> Dennis Martens
> Matthew Stier
> The main suggestions, in order, were:
> 1. Remove the s and d parameters and let the system do it's own end
> of tape detection.
> 2. Have the tape drive checked for proper operation
> Thanks, all. I'll give these a try in order, as soon as They quit
> throwing fires at me. :-)
> - Alan
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