Subject: TK50 tape drive
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Corlatan N. Manuel-Costin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/10/1997 10:27:08
Hi! It's me again. I think a have a problem. I've just installed
the new version - NetBSD 1.3A and I needed to make a backup of all my
system and user's files on tapes but I've got some problems. I tryed
MAKEDEV mt* and rmt* but the problems was the same, nothing changed.
When I tryed to 'tar' the files with no "-b 1" option sometimes
I've got a "can not sync ...." message (this was happened only for big
files - more that 300k). This is the first problem that I've found. The
second problem was that when I put "-W" option to "tar" and after all was
writtend the tar told me the same problem for all the tapes i used (I
forgot to tell you that I've tried the same command with 6 different
tapes.) - mt0: I/O read error for block 15345. If you can help me, please
tell me what can I do or what can I fix this.
P.S. Anyway "mt" command doesn't work find for some commands like
"mt -f /dev/mt0 status".