Subject: Re: v3100 formatting?
To: Kelly Hornsby <>
From: John Hayward <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/16/2001 23:48:57
As I recall there is a command you can issue from the console prompt
(>>>) to format scsi drives.  Something like T7.  I may be confused
with the MIPS console.  I'll check tomorrow where I believe I have a
manual if you don't get something better sooner.

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Kelly Hornsby wrote:

> Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 21:40:15 -0800
> From: Kelly Hornsby <>
> To:
> Subject: v3100 formatting?
> Hello All
> I saw an older FAQ that said the only way to format a SCSI drive in a VAX is to do it somewhere else, like on a Sun or on a PC using a scsi controller.  Is this true?  I've got a 2G conner in my 3100 m38 that is experiencing a bad block medium read error that only a format/analyze (ala Sun format) can fix and update bad block lists.  Do I have any option to fix this outside of ripping out the drive and taking it to another machine?
> Any suggestions (rude or otherwise) are welcome.