As Allan Alford wrote:
> > How exactly do you do it? It works for me.
> I've been using the following syntax in my script:
> tar -cv /dev/nrst0 /foo
> tar -cv /dev/nrst0 /bar
> tar -cv /dev/nrst0 /foobar
Well, therein lies the rub. :) You've been using the (default)
rewind-on-close device all the time, but tried to backup the device
node /dev/nrst0 as the first file in each archive.
tar -cvf /dev/nrst0 /foo
tar -cvf /dev/nrst0 /bar
> mt rewind
> (tape already seems to be rewound)
> tar -tv
This must be
tar -tvf /dev/nrst0
again. Alternatively, you can set the env variable TAPE to it. (Note
that mt(1) uses /dev/nrst0 by default -- it wouldn't make much sense
> Also, Joerg, since you seem to know the particular device, I have
> one last question:
No, i don't know this particular device.
> The docs indicate that I can jump the 51000HT to be either SCSI-1 or
> SCSI-2 and yet the jumper maps show no such jumper. Currently, I'm
> SCSI 1. Do you know how to set this?
Dunno, but it'll probably only change the way it announces itself in
the INQUIRY command. I don't think the drive will behave differently
otherwise, so: ``Don't worry''.
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