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Date:      Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:45:08 -0400
From:      Jaime <jaime@snowmoon.com>
To:        Andrew Hamilton-Wright <andrew@qemg.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Formatting a tape?
Message-ID:  <ae4324ed0903191045m4dfbb4c0v5d75beede772e256@mail.gmail.com>
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> I assume that this is a fresh tape?  Do other tapes from the same batch
> work?

Thanks for the reply.  Yes, 10 new tapes.  All Sony brand "DLTape VS1"
on the box.  (Only one "t".  Damn marketers.)  They all have this
symptom.


> What happens if you use dd to try and write to the tape?

I'll give it a try.  I've only used tar and mt so far.

Thanks,
Jaime


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