Subject: RE: Problems restoring multi-volume dumps
To: 'Tom Ivar Helbekkmo' <tih+mail@Hamartun.Priv.NO>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/14/1998 00:26:38
Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:
> The other problem may possibly be specific to the VAX port.  I'm doing
> my dumps and restores over the network, using the tape station on my
> VAX to backup my SparcStation.  When I do the above described restore,
> going through the volumes in order, it will always erroneously report
> a tape error when first trying to read a new tape.  If I pop the tape
> out and put it back in, it will error out again.  The way to get it to
> read it is to let it report the error, then tell it to read the tape
> again, without touching the tape station.

FWIW, I have the same problem with NetBSD/i386 1.2E and 1.3 using a tape
station on the i386 to back up a Digital Unix system.


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