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Re: Setting volume size for dump

Claus-Justus Heine wrote:
> > > Aren't these marks simply "file marks"? (just asking, I know that
> > > there are thos MTFSS/BSS/WSM tape operations, are these effectively
> > > different from the MTFSF/BSF/WEOF operations?)
> >
> > Yeah, it's a different beast. Trust, me, I can tell mt to find a mark
> > and it'll
> > skip over all kinds of file marks.
> So does this mean that "SETMARKS" are kind of "second level" file
> marks? I'm just curious what these things are. There is no real need
> for me to know it, I'm just curious.

I'm not sure how they're physically done. I didn't even know of them
until I started I started writing my backup script. I just saw this
from the mt man page on our HPUX box:

           smk       Write count setmarks (DDS drives only).

           fss       Forward space count setmarks (DDS drives only).

           bss       Backward space count setmarks (DDS drives only).

and it did just what I wanted it to. 

Jens B. Jorgensen

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