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tar error

Valued Contributor

tar error

Hi, all

I need help! There is a problem with tar.

The OS is Redhat AS4 U2

See screenshot in the attachment.
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: tar error

Seriously, next time just copy/paste to a text file please!

The details you've shown us so far don't really answer the questions we need answered.

So, simple questions time:

What type of tape drive do you have?
How is it attached?

The fact that it doesn't error out (every time) you do an 'mt -f /dev/st0 status' means that the system believes there is a drive, so dig through the output of the 'dmesg' command, and show us what it says please.

Simply put, it seems that your'e having one of two issues; communication issues with the tape drive, or media issues.

I'm going to assume you've already tried different media, so this leaves the first option; comms issues.
One long-haired git at your service...
Valued Contributor

Re: tar error

Hi, Thank you for your reply.

It seems a connection problem. It's OK now.