Subject: Re: Tape problems
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/2001 06:10:24
In article <20010913112940.BDD7C1A6E@druid.net>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (D'Arcy J.M. Cain) writes:
> I have a system that I backup to using tar every day. Every few days I
> start seeing the following message.
> tar: can't write to /dev/tape : Input/output error
You should clean the drive with a cleaning tape and get a new set of
> Has anyone else seen this?
Yes, my old Exabyte 8200 sometimes got suck like this if used with bad tapes.
This was with NetBSD-1.1 a long time ago.
> If I reboot the system it is OK again for another few days.
You reset the streamer with this. A "scsictl scsibus0 reset" would probably
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/