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ltfs lto-5 copy to WORM?

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ltfs lto-5 copy to WORM?

Any reason why one could not use dd to copy an ltfs lto-5 tape to a WORM tape and then mount it with ltfs?

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Re: ltfs lto-5 copy to WORM?

If you can get dd to copy the data including the different blocksizes on tape then that may work. As far as I understand dd will pad input blocks that are smaller than the defined blocksize. LTFS also employs filemarks on tape, not sure if dd copies these.


best regards,


(ready to be educated on dd)