Subject: Tape trouble
To: None <>
From: Mats <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/16/2006 10:52:00
I have a seagate ide tapestation. It works *almost* perfect with
NetBSD 3.0 and 3.0.1. But one trouble is that the tape size is
10/20 GB, but that is never used. I use this command -
/sbin/dump -0u -f /dev/nrst0 /home
and the home directory is something around 512meg.
I have rewind the tape with mt rewind.

mt status gives -
SCSI tape drive, residual=0
ds=3 <Mounted>
blocksize: 512 (0,0,0,0)
density: 0 (0,0,0,0)
current file number: 0
current block number: 0

He starts backing up and he can restore afterwards but he asks for at least two tapes to backup 512 meg.

I have also tried -
/sbin/dump -0ua -f /dev/nrst0 /home
witch gives the message that he cant find the default density.