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Date:      Thu, 19 Mar 2009 22:25:19 -0400
From:      Jaime <jaime@snowmoon.com>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Formatting a tape?
Message-ID:  <ae4324ed0903191925n32fdbe9by632c975d964713ff@mail.gmail.com>
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On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com> wrote:
> And the device acts flaky. =A0That screams "SCSI termination problem" to =
me.
> =A0That would also be consistent with most/all of the tapes failing, beca=
use
> it's not the tapes.

I've checked the termination more times than I can remember.  (No
exaggeration.  Problem had been on-going for months.)  Its OK.  I have
one bent pin on one of the two "ports" on the SCSI cable, but it (1)
isn't the one being used and (2) doesn't touch any other pins.  Its
just an unusable "port" on the cable, not a source of ... "cross
contamination," I guess you could say.

So I am pretty sure that we're OK on the SCSI chain.  I *am* starting
to wonder about the tape drive itself, though.

What do you think?

Thanks again,
Jaime



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