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Re: Travan Tape Drive Problems

"Walter L. Preuninger II" <walterp@rapidramp.com> writes:

> Ok, i need to back up that 9GB disk drive. My system has an Eagle(Exabyte)
> tape drive. The cartridge has TR3 on it. 95 seems to save files to a tape.
> I can retension the tape by mt -f/dev/ftape retenstion, but when I try to
> erase or save something to the tape, I get:
> 	mt: /dev/ftape: I/O error

Not all devices support all commands, erase for example.  Doing an
erase is unnecessary before writing, btw.  And when the device doesn't
support a command, you get an I/O error.

Presumably you're using tar, afio, or cpio to actually write to the
tape?  Does that also give an error?


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