Subject: Re: NetBSD with PV100T tape driver
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: didier gaumet <email@example.com>
Date: 05/21/2007 08:14:56
On Mon, 21 May 2007 00:33:01 +0200, Emmanuel MOUNIER wrote:
> I am using a Travan 20/40GB tape on a PV100T tape driver into my DELL
> poweredge SC1420 machine runing with NetBSD 2.0.
> Very often, when I want to rewind my tape, I am getting the following
> message : netbsd: st0: WARNING: cannot revert to default density
> Up to now, I have not been able to make a backup copy on the tape.
> Can anyone tell me what should be the default density param for my config ?
> Any experince with this tape driver on similar config ?
> Any further advice re the backup using star would be appreciated.
From the specs of your Dell powervault 100t:
I would use 38 (DDS-4) mt density option:
But maybe your tape is not DDS-4 compatible, so not compatible
with your pv100t. So try 33 (QIC-20GB) which could be compatible with your
travan tape but not with your pv100t.
Another solution would be to use DDS-4 tapes like this one: