Subject: scsi tape block size changed?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: VaX#n8 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/20/1996 10:42:51
I made an old tape with:
tar -cvb 20 -f /dev/nrst0
I try this:
vax@linkdead bash$ tar -tvf /dev/rst0
Mar 20 10:39:46 linkdead /netbsd: st0: block wrong size, 20 blocks residual
tar: read error on /dev/rst0 : Input/output error
Has the default hardware blocksize changed recently? Is there anything
I can do to recover my data (aside from booting from an old kernel, which
I will soon try, but then I'll have to copy all the data to the hard disk)!?
Please cc me in all responses.
PS: If you can give me _any_ info about block sizes, blocking factors, etc,
it would be great help! I'm compiling a FAQ.