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Date:      03 Nov 1999 21:26:24 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Writing to Tape.
Message-ID:  <86yacf74wv.fsf@localhost.hell.gr>
In-Reply-To: "Richard JT Strutt"'s message of "Wed, 3 Nov 1999 14:19:31 -0000"
References:  <000201bf2606$721a03b0$3c777298@rstruttpc1.uk.mdis.com>

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"Richard JT Strutt" <rstrutt@uk.mdis.com> writes:

> Hello,
> 
> 	I have a general UNIX question.  I'm trying to back up a load of different
> backup files to a tape.  I want to keep them seperate, i.e. not just in one
> large archive.  However, after each write, the tape insists on rewinding.
> How is this prevented?

You're not using an auto-rewiding device node, like /dev/rft0, are you?
Try using the device that does not rewind automatically, i.e. ft0 :)

-- 
Giorgos Keramidas, <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>
"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." [Aristotle]


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