Non-baking cure for sticky shed? (being serious for a moment)

js at js at
Mon Jan 18 11:53:37 CST 2016

On 1/18/2016 12:46 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> Longevity of tapes was very spotty.  
> Some expensive, name-brand tapes just 
> disintegrated after a few years.  
> Others have held up amazingly well.

Yeah, I think even among the same brand 
/ model.   Like I've heard bad things 
about Black Watch before too, but all of 
*my* Black Watch seem fine.   Maybe just 
differences in amount of use and storage 
environment and luck of the draw.

>   Last year I read in some 1993 
> backups of my MicroVAX system with no 
> trouble at all.  I did have to clean 
> the tape head after every tape, but 
> that wasn't greatly different from 
> when the tapes were new.

What media were those backups on (eg. 

- J.

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