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backup error on tape.

Lashin
Advisor

backup error on tape.

I got below message when i was taking the tar backup on tape.
Tar: end of Tape.
Tar :to continue , enter device/file name when ready or null string to quit.

I inserted new tape and entered "/dev/rmt/0m"
then i get message
User opened file /dev/rmt/0m to continue

after that it ended up with below error

directory checksum error


Please suggest how to proceed.
5 REPLIES
Shibin_2
Honored Contributor
Lashin
Advisor

Re: backup error on tape.

how can i check the size of the tape inserted on tape drive?

how can i check how much data is contained on a tape?
goldboy
Trusted Contributor

Re: backup error on tape.

you can use the "mt" command for example:

mt [ -f TapeName ] status

run the man on the mt command to see more options.
"Life is what you make out of them!"
goldboy
Trusted Contributor

Re: backup error on tape.

also you can do the following:

# diskinfo /dev/rmt/0m
SCSI describe of /dev/rmt/0m:
vendor: HP
product id: C1537A
type: sequential access
size: 1161216 Kbytes
bytes per sector: 1024


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Lashin
Advisor

Re: backup error on tape.

Hi,

I need size of the data inside the tape inserted on tape drive.(how much data occupied on tape)

please help