`dump' command - tape size
I am trying to use dump to write to DAT tape (60m long); I believe the
capacity of this is something around 2Gb.
dump seems to believe that the capacity is something like 45Mb and, contrary
to what the manual says, does not keep on writing to the end of the tape, but
asks for a new volume after only 45Mb.
I tried specifying block size and number of blocks:
dump 0unfBb /dev/nst0 16000 64 /var
but this seemed to make matters worse rather than better.
Then I tried specifying density and length: the figures are obviously outside
any range contemplated:
dump 0unfds /dev/nst0 10900932 197
and dump refused to accept the density figure, so i had to decrease the
increase the length until my input was accepted.
Should dump be able to detect the end of a DDS tape? If so, should it not
use EOT as a marker rather than trying to calculate tape lengths when it is
not asked to do so?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://lfix.co.uk/oliver
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