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Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 1996 14:28:56 -0400
From:      Branson Matheson <branson@widomaker.com>
To:        Ken Fallot <fallot@ecc.nyseg.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: tar to scsi tape ( freebsd to other unix ) 
Message-ID:  <199608201828.OAA14508@garion.hq.ferg.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 20 Aug 1996 13:38:10 EDT."  <199608201738.NAA00879@ecc.nyseg.com> 

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Ken Fallot uttered with conviction:
>
> using " tar -cvf /dev/rst0 filename"     
>    to create ....
> trying " tar -tvf /dev/rmt/ntape1" 
>    to list contents on Novell UnixWare 1.1.4
>
>    gives me the following error...
>
>    WARNING: TapeDrive: HA 0 TC 6 LU 0 -CHECK CONDITION
>    logical block address = 0x00000014
>
>    WARNING: Tape Driver: Block lenth mismatch
>    Driver requested 10240, Tape block length = 0
>    UX:tar:ERROR: tape read error: I/O ERROR
>
>    I have made tapes on UnixWare and Linux boxes and been able
>    to read the fine on FreeBSD box but not other way around 
> 

 This looks like somthing I recognize .. try mt -f /dev/nrst0
 blocksize 0

>    could the be so and still be byte swap trouble ???

 try using dd like I mentioned... somthing like

 dd if=/dev/nrst0 conv=swab | tar xvf - 

>>  One thing that might help is to use a known blocksize. Some unixs
>>  have different ideas about blocksize.
>  it looks like default block size 

 Right.. but default on one machine may be default on another. Try
 using a known blocksize like 10k or somthing. 


  -branson

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