Subject: RE: Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully?
To: 'Matthias Scheler' <>
From: Burns, Scott <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/1996 15:50:40
I forgot about the block size crash thing. We see this when for example
we do a:

tar -b 128 -cvf /dev/rst0  /etc/*

then at a later date try:

tar -tvf /dev/rst0

If you don't put the "-b 128" on the listing tar command the machine
reboots. I have never had a chance to document properly what is
happening. This is on a V1.1 system. Was this fixed up with V1.2 ? We
are on NetBSD/i386 V1.1 on a Adaptec 1542-CF using the EXB-8200. Other
than that no problems with the drive. Nightly backups of about 1.5


>From: 	Greg Wohletz[SMTP:greg@duke.CS.UNLV.EDU]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, December 18, 1996 2:20 PM
>To: 	Matthias Scheler;
>Subject: 	Re: Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully? 
>We are using exabyte 8200's on NetBSD 1.1 with buslogic and ncr SCSI
>controlers.  They work OK.  Sometimes the first command you issue to the
>drive results in an I/O error, but then subsequent commands work fine.
>Also, if you attempt to read a dump tape and specify the wrong block size
>it crashes the system.  Other than those two things they are working fine
>(doing nightly backups of 6 9 gig seagates).
>							--Greg