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SubjectRe: Problems with Quantum DLT 4000 + HP C5173-4000
On Wed, 12 Sep 2001 10:05:17 +0530 (IST) ajit k jena <ajit@indica.iitb.ac.in>
wrote:

>
> Hi,
> [...]
> Then I use the mt command as below:
>
> mt -f /dev/st0 status
>
> the output is:
>
> SCSI 2 tape drive:
>
> File number = 0, block number=0, partition=0
> Tape block size 0 bytes, Density code 0x1a
> (unknown to this mt)
> Soft error count since last status=0
> General status bits on (41010000):
> BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN

That seems to be normal. I have the merely the same output on a HP Surestore
DLT.

> I am using HP 1/2" DLTtape IV Data cartridge.
>
> 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 set a valid blocksize _before_ tar. Like mt setblk 32768.
DLT may have problems otherwise. Find a correct blocksize in your manual.

Regards,
Stephan


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