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Re: Problems with DAT tape....

To: Andrew Klaassen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Problems with DAT tape....
From: Timothy Shimmin <tes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 16:10:47 +1100
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20010829102702.B7083@dkp.com>; from ak@dkp.com on Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 10:27:02AM -0400
References: <002501c12fea$b1091620$50824e40@iboats.com> <20010829103705.H114864@boing.melbourne.sgi.com> <20010829102702.B7083@dkp.com>
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On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 10:27:02AM -0400, Andrew Klaassen wrote:
> 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...
> 
Thanks for the tip.

--Tim


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