Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

Diane Bruce db at db.net
Fri Jan 27 07:29:16 CST 2017

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 09:01:21PM -0500, Paul Koning wrote:
> > 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?

It could with drives with built in compression.

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