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SubjectRe: Problems with Quantum DLT 4000 + HP C5173-4000
On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 10:05:17AM +0530, ajit k jena wrote:
> We have a Quantum DLT 4000 SCSI-2 tape device connected to a
> RedHat Linux 7.1 box using BusLogic BT-950 card.


> When I try to do a tar onto the tape, I get the message:
> Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
> Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Try to play with the "-b" option to get a correct blocking size. 10,
20, and 40 are useful numbers to try. It worked for me with a DLT 7000
tape drive connected to an SGI Origin200, though IRIX is not that
verbose in its error messages.

> The tape unit was attached to an HP9000 system before. The
> HP DLTtape IV cartridges are recommended for this drive.
> I thought there may something wrong with the particular
> cartridge and so I even tried brand new cartridges. The
> results are the same every time.

In my experience the brand of tapes doesn't matter. We use a mix of
Sony, Quantum, and Fuji tapes without any problem.


J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-15-2783635 Fax: +31-15-2781843 Email:
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