SLUG Mailing List Archives
Re: [SLUG] Sony SDT-7000 tape drive problems
- To: Jon Biddell <jon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Sony SDT-7000 tape drive problems
- From: <dmgray@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Feb 5 20:14:02 2001
- Cc: Sydney Linux User Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Yes...I am using tape, not disk. "Volume" can refer to any medium in this
I am using the -M option with tar. The end-of-volume seems to be sensed
correctly. The I/O error occurs after mounting the new tape.
On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Jon Biddell wrote:
> >I have a Sony SDT-7000 tape drive to be used to back up a Linux server.
> >Everything was fine until I tried to back up a large amount of data on a
> >20gb drive. I have tried using both dump and tar and with each got a message
> >at the end of the first volume that it was time to change volumes. When I
> >did so, I got an I/O error message and had to abort the dump (or tar).
> When you say "volume", are you refering to the tape as a volume, or the disk ?
> The reason I ask is that, if you are TARing, there is a special switch to
> span tapes. See the man page(s).
> >I suspect there may be something wrong with the driver. Formerly I used this
> >same drive on a SCO Unix box without a problem.
> The driver sounds OK - probably just the command you're using...
> Now, if anyone can tell me how to get my DDS3 drive to back up more than
> 4Gb (it's a 12/24 Gb drive !!) on DDS3 tapes...:-)