Subject: Re: Recovering & Tape stuff
To: John F. Woods <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/1995 21:51:30
On Nov 16,  8:02pm, "John F. Woods" wrote:
} Nine-track reel-to-reel tape?  Sure, "fsf" over tape markers until it works.
} QIC tape of any type?  BZZT!  You lose.  Unfortunately, not only does writing

     BZZT!  You obviously don't have much experience with Tandberg QIC
drives.  I routinely store multiple "files" on tapes using them.  Just
feof and start writing.  You can just fsf past files, you need an
extra fsf, if theres an end-of-media mark (two consecutive EOF marks),
or if you know the block number you can simply seek to it (they are
capable of random seeks, i.e. step head step head, position tape).
Note, that some vendors OEM Tandberg drives and install custom ROM's
(most notably IBM), so you may need to find an unadulterated drive.

}-- End of excerpt from "John F. Woods"