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Date:      Fri, 4 Oct 1996 19:14:46 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Robert Eckardt <>
To: (Tim Pushor)
Subject:   Re: Tape drive problems? maybe?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from Tim Pushor at "4. Oct. 96  8:36:19"

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> I am running FreeBSD 2.1.5-RELEASE and have just bought a shiny new
> Exabyte 8505XLI tape drive. I am attempting to back up several filesystems
> as different tape files. e.g.
> cd /somewhere ; tar cf /dev/nrst0 *
> cd /somewhere/else ; tar cf /dev/nrst0 *
> I have done this before with other UNIXes.
> Now I am attempting to restore these directories (actually just verify
> that this is happening) with:
> mt rewind
> tar tf /dev/nrst0 > filelist.1
> tar tf /dev/nrst0 > filelist.2

tar tf /dev/nrst0 > filelist.1
tar tf /dev/nrst0 > /dev/null
tar tf /dev/nrst0 > filelist.2

I found with my Wangtek that the tape driver has problems with EOF marks.
mt -f /dev/nrst0 fsf <num>  doesn't work at all (for me)
-- usually the SCSI bus locks.

> Does anybody know what is going on?

No, but the above works for me. :-)


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