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Old 09-19-2016, 04:41 AM   #1
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LTO TAR - cant allocate memory error

hi all,

i have a bunch of lto tapes tar formatted but everytime i insert them in the lto tape drive and run the command to list the contents of lto tape i get this error

these are the commands i type -

mt -f /dev/st0 rewind

to rewind the tape so its at start

tar -tzf /dev/st0

i get a cant allocate memory error

can anyone help please,

many thanks

Old 09-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Please post the actual, entire error message by copying and pasting from the terminal window. Do not retype it.

Please also post the output of

free -m


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