Subject: RE: Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully?
To: 'Eric Volpe' <email@example.com>
From: Burns, Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/18/1996 09:35:22
I don't have the jumper settings handy, as the drive is located at my
other office. I do remember having to back off some of the more advanced
settings on my ADAPTEC 1542-CF, or I had the same symptoms as you. I am
just running GNU-Tar for backups now, but I will be switching to Amanda
The tar command I use is something like:
tar --totals -b 128 -cf /dev/rst0
>From: Eric Volpe[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 1996 4:08 AM
>Subject: Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully?
>I've been trying to use an exabyte 8200 on both i386 and pmax netbsd boxes
>without luck. depending on block size, device file, and probably the phase
>of the moon, it either crashes the machines, hangs the scsi bus completely,
>or just fails with an i/o error. I've been unable to come up with any rhyme
>or reason to what happens under which circumstances. The drive, incidentally
>is fine. IT reads and writes perfectly on the pmax under ultrix and on the
>i386 under linux.
>I would appreciate if anyone who is using an exabyte 8200 successfully would
>send me a quick summary of how you use it (dump options, blocking, etc..)
>and the jumper settings of your drive!
>thanks very much..
> eric volpe