Subject: Strange tape behavior
To: None <,>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/2006 20:49:52
I've got a brand new Travan-40 tape drive attached to my system, and
it's producing some rather annoying results.

Basically, no matter what size buffer I try to write to it, it comes
back with a "short write" error, and a dd of the tape shows that the
record actual1  ly written to the tape is exactly half as large as the
write request!  If I write a 32k record, it reads back a 16k record,
and if I write a 16k record it reads back a 8k record.

At first, I figured it was some kind of problem with amanda, but I get
identical results using dd.

Anyone got any clues?

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