Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Thu Jan 26 20:01:21 CST 2017

> On Jan 26, 2017, at 1:23 PM, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro at linux-mips.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017, Nico de Jong wrote:
>> I did some research, and the most reasonable outcome was that it was not 
>> possible by normal means, because some algorithm reading synchronisation 
>> data couldnt find out what was happening, so, the backup was ruined.....
> Odd.  This would imply you couldn't wind a tape past a medium error and 
> read what's behind, but I surely did it a couple of times with DDS tapes. 

That's a good point.  Can it really be true that a tape error that creates a false EOT results in the loss of all remaining data?  Surely the designers weren't *that* stupid?


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