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Re: Problems with DAT tape....

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Subject: Re: Problems with DAT tape....
From: Andrew Klaassen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 10:27:02 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 10:37:05AM +1100, 
Timothy Shimmin wrote:

> I would recommend just putting the scsi tape driver into 
> variable block sized mode.
> 
>     # mt -f /dev/st0 setblk 0

We've found that doing this on certain tape drives - especially
when you're trying to read the data back - can lead to pretty
significant slowdowns.  So you might want to do a little testing
in your particular environment before you go ahead and do
this...

Andrew Klaassen


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