Subject: Re: Tape trouble
To: Mats <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Ruhl <email@example.com>
Date: 09/16/2006 05:53:22
On 9/16/06, Mats <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
That's a device driver problem for that particular drive, probably.
What does the dmesg report about this drive? What type of drive is it?