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Old 10-06-2003, 07:01 AM   #1
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shell scripting for tape drives

the following command works fine on Linux Redhat 8.0
dd if=/dev/st0 of=<filename> bs=8192 conv=sync
However when i tried it on Mandrake 9.1 it does'nt seem to read the records from the tape drive.Can somebody help please.
Old 10-06-2003, 09:48 AM   #2
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maybe /dev/st0 is not the backup tape device on your mandrake box.
Old 10-06-2003, 11:31 PM   #3
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/dev/st0 is well recognized and responds to
mt -f /dev/st0 rewind
it also reads the records but only the first two.However the command
mt -f /dev/st0 eod
followed by
mt -f /dev/st0 status
does'nt show that the tape has moved forward.


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