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Re: SCSI Tape problems

Qlogic driver doesn't support dis-connect re-connect last I tried
so they have problems with tape drives and  cd-burners.

Use a Symbios based card for the tape drive instead. I've attached
many kinds of tape drives to Alphas and x86 Linux using Symbios.


Daniel Green wrote:
> I am trying to use a scsi tape drive to backup/read data/write data.   I
> am using the 2.4.10 kernel and a sony ait 300C tape drive.  I have the Q
> Logic ISP1020 (rev 05) controller.  I am unable to get dd to do
> anything.
> dd if=/dev/st0 of=test.raw
> dd: reading `/dev/st0': Input/output error
> 0+0 records in
> 0+0 records out
> dd: closing input file `/dev/st0': Input/output error
> If I use tar to say copy some files to the tape, it will work for about
> 10 minutes before freezing up.  I have to hard boot the machine to get
> it back.  Anybody have any ideas.
> Thanks,
> Dan
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