Subject: Re: Configuring a SEAGATE DAT tape drive
To: Yoseff Francus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2000 19:26:25
On Tue, 21 Mar 2000, Yoseff Francus wrote:
> Bingo, the -B option did the trick.
> From: Dave Archer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Configuring a SEAGATE DAT tape drive
> Ah, what Jochen said in the message I see after yours is a good point.
> By default, dump wants to switch tapes based on whatever the default
> density is which is based on some really old tape format and is indeed
> much much smaller than 2GB. You'll want to set it to the theoretical
> maximum or higher since you really just want dump to ignore how much
> it's written to the tape and just change tapes when it hits an end of
> tape. I use -B4194304 ( 4*(1024^2) ).
I've often wished you could just use -B0 for that--I find it hard to
multiply 6 digit numbers in my head!