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Date:      03 Nov 1999 21:26:24 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <>
Subject:   Re: Writing to Tape.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: "Richard JT Strutt"'s message of "Wed, 3 Nov 1999 14:19:31 -0000"
References:  <000201bf2606$721a03b0$>

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"Richard JT Strutt" <> 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, <>
"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." [Aristotle]

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