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Tape device db_block variable

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Sylvie Vezina
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Tape device db_block variable

Hi,
I'm installing Legato on HP-UX 11.0. How can I know if my the block size for tape device is setup as variable or fixed???? How can I change it as variable?

Thanks

Important: The block size mode for tape devices used with the NetWorker
software must be set to variable; otherwise, data recovery may fail. The
block size mode
for a tape device is set through the operating system. The procedure differs
depending on
the operating system. For information about setting the tape device block
size mode,
refer to the operating system's documentation.



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Jean-Luc Oudart
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Re: Tape device db_block variable

Michael Schulte zur Sur
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Re: Tape device db_block variable

Hi,

as much as I understand, it is more a matter of the software than the hardware to write in extents it wants. I can only imagine that you have to set this for tape, which operate in either way only when set to do so.

greetings,

Michael
Jean-Luc Oudart
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape device db_block variable

On AIX you can specify a blocksize for the tape drive. I remember having to change it for some DDS tape we use to receive.
Did not see anything similar on HP

Rgds,
Jean-Luc
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