Subject: Re: Dumping to a DAT drive
To: None <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1997 18:06:03
On 9 Apr 1997 wrote:

> It is just me, or is "dump" braindead when it comes to most modern tape
> drives?  It seems to assume a default size for a tape and when it thinks
> the device is full it will prompt for another tape.

Well, yes.  I usually work around it by specifying an insanely large value
with the -B option, since I know that the total size of the dump is less
than a full 120m tape.

> If our SCSI tape drivers handle end of media, (or EOT or whatever it is)
> can dump be made smarter?

IIRC there's a PR out there that specifically says that this isn't handled