error with tapecopy writing, buffer to small ???
pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Feb 10 11:07:41 CST 2008
On Sunday 10 February 2008 05:51, Doc Shipley wrote:
> g-wright at att.net wrote:
> > I have been playing with Eric Smith "TapeCopy" and some cartridge
> > tapes.After reading them, when I try to write them, I get an error
> > message that the tape image is too long for the for the 32768 byte
> > buffer . I'm running it on a linux machine ver is RedHat 7.2. Not
> > to sure why ??? tapes where DC600 (60 Meg).
> Check the drive's block size ("mt" command in RH7.2), on reads as
> well as writes. Every time I've had trouble with TapeCopy, that was
> the problem.
I might add that some (all?) QIC cartridge tapes (DC600 I know is in
this group) use fixed block sizes, so tape copy doesn't really get you
anything over using dd to copy the tape into a (bunch of) file(s) and
back, or straight tape-to-tape. From what I remember, those drives
seemed to like a 32k block size too.
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