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Date:      Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:18:50 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Michael L. Squires" <>
To:        Jaime <>
Subject:   Re: Formatting a tape?
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Have you looked at /var/log/messages?  I've found error messages written 
there when trying to write to a tape which showed that I needed to change 
the block size.

I've used DLT tapes with a variety of SCSI controllers from 4.X to 6.X, 
and don't remember having to change anything to use "tar cvf /dev/sa0 *".

Those were DLTIII/DLTIII+/DLT40 tape.  I'm 
currently using AIT3 tapes in an Overland library which works very well.

Mike Squires

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