Re: ftape question
> On 1 Apr, Randy Stocking wrote:
> > 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.
> Actually, the extended qic-80(dc2120-ex) tapes hold 384MB uncompressed.
> I don't know why 384 but that is all I have been able to get on the
> tapes that I have used, they label them as 400MB tapes.
> The status command didn't provide much info on the tape, in fact it was
> the same for both types of tapes, regular and extended.
> % mt -f /dev/ftape status
> drive type = 8423552
> drive status = 0
> sense key error = 0
> residue count = 0
> file number = 0
> block number = -1
> gstat = 1000000
Then I'd try the status command of the modified mt utility that's
shipped with the ftape driver sources. I can't verify this because my
debian box is at home, but I'm at work :(
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