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Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:49:52 -0400
From:      Branson Matheson <>
To:        "Kenneth D. Fallot" <>
Subject:   Re: tar to scsi tape ( freebsd to other unix ) 
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In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:26:37 EDT."  <> 

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"Kenneth D. Fallot" uttered with conviction:
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>I am having trouble with using tar..
> If I create a tar tape ( scsi ) on any of my freebsd boxes I get a
> I/O error when trying to read tape on another unix os I have some
> UnixWare and Linux boxes which both give me grief attached is a copy
> of dmesg output to show my dat tape model and other neat info ....
> please help ..  Is this supposed to work ?????

 Interesting, I do this regularly. What command are you using to save
 to the tape/get from the tape?

 One thing that might help is to use a known blocksize. Some unixs
 have different ideas about blocksize.
 Also somthing to look at is byte swapping. you can use dd to get
 around this problem with the swab command. 


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