Subject: Re: Dumping to a DAT drive
To: 'BSD Users' <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Graham, James <James.Graham@Schwab.COM>
Date: 04/10/1997 21:54:49
#On 9 Apr 1997 22:51:20 -0000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
#> If our SCSI tape drivers handle end of media, (or EOT or whatever it
#> can dump be made smarter?
#FreeBSD have added '-a' to dump for this, if you want some existing
#practice (or even code!).
Why do we need a flag at all?
I think the point is that dump should just automagically handle EOT/EOM
without the need for a special flag.
This is one thing that Sun did _right_ when they did Solaris.
#I just specify a very large tape size and don't worry about it.
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