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SubjectRe: st0 errors - 2.2.16
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Michael J. Dikkema wrote:

>
> I get these errors whenever I try to read data off of a new tape drive
> that we got. (Onstream ADR-50)
>
> st0: Error 26030000 (sugg. bt 0x20, driver bt 0x26, host bt 0x3).
> st0: Error on write filemark.

You should not get a write error when reading a tape drive. Are you
sure you got the 'Error on write filemark' while reading?

Otherwise, this just looks like the kind of error you get if the
tape has gotten (logically) damaged. If it's one of those tapes that
doesn't require a format, just reuse it during your next backup. If it's
one of those that requires a 'factory format' (bummer), throw it
away.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.


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