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Re: Can not write to tape /dev/nst0 any more using tar/star



On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 16:35 -0500, Matt Morgan wrote:
> On 2/9/06, Gérard Milmeister <gemi bluewin ch> wrote:
> > There has been some time since I last use the DAT tape.
> > When I try to write some data using star I get the following
> > error:
> > star: Invalid argument. Error writing '/dev/nst0'
> >
> > tar gives a similar error. /dev/st0 does not work either.
> > However mt seems to work as usual.
> > The kernel is 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4.
> > Some time ago everything worked perfectly.
> 
> Have you tried a cleaning tape?
> 
> Have you tried a fresh, new, DDS tape?
> 
> Maybe the drive is dirty, or maybe the tape is bad, or both.
Problem solved.
I set the blocksize to 0 (variable) using 'mt setblk 0' and
then it worked. I have no idea how the blocksize got changed
since I used the same commandline and the same tape as before.

-- 
Gérard Milmeister
Langackerstrasse 49
CH-8057 Zürich


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