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Re: ftape question

George Bonser writes:
> How do I determine the maximum capacity?  I have inherited a drive
> destined to the scrapper. It appears to work just fine after making
> a test backup using taper. The kernel reports this on bootup:
> QIC-117B drive @1MB/sec
> QIC-80 tape
> Where would I look to find the capacity of this drive?

I believe QIC 80 drives have a capacity of about 120MB uncompressed,
although there are extended tapes that squeeze another 50MB or so.
Try executing "mt -f /dev/ftape stat" to see information about space
used on the tape and space remaining.


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