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Date:      Thu, 3 Feb 2000 13:33:01 -0600
From:      Dan Nelson <>
To:        Support <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: mt erase command question
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <00020310272102.00687@redmobile>; from "Support" on Thu Feb  3 10:19:13 GMT 2000
References:  <00020310272102.00687@redmobile>

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In the last episode (Feb 03), Support said:
> I think that mt erase only erases the first fileSys on the tape.  So
> my question is if I have 3 fileSys on the tape how do I erase all at
> once?

The standard "mt erase" is a "long" erase, which should zero out the
entire tape.
> Thanks!
> FYI:  The reason I have to do this is the tape gets block size
> confused sometimes (maybe once per month) and this is the only way I
> have found to fix the tape problem:( It happens at random on
> different boxes and tapes.  I use tar for backups.  FreeBSD 3.4 Any
> thoughts?

I've never had any problems with blocksizes on my tape drives.  When
you say "confused", what exactly do you mean?

> Richard Nelson

No relation. :)

	Dan Nelson

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