[nycbug-talk] tape drive woes
Fri Feb 4 13:32:14 EST 2005
On 4 Feb 2005 at 11:06, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 11:19:37AM -0500, Dan Langille wrote:
> > On 3 Feb 2005 at 22:11, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> > >
> > > camcontrol negotiate da0 -R10 -q -a
> > >
> > > I'm simply moving the bus from 20MHz to 10MHz which, at 16 bits
> > > wide, moves me from 40MB/s to 20MB/s. That's more than fast enough
> > > for the drives I have in the JBOD (which aren't ever accessed
> > > simultaneously with the use I've put them to) and all top out at
> > > about 12MB/s anyway).
> > I've not tried that yet. Last night, I tried a DDS-2 tape. I was
> > able to back up. But I still think something is wrong. It's a
> > DDS-4 drive, and I was unable to do a backup on a DDS-4 tape.
> > While it was labelling the tape, a bit of tape would be fed through,
> > then the unit would "click" three times, rewind, and read the tape
> > again, click three times, repeat... several times.
> That sounds more like a mechanism problem. Is this a fresh tape? If
> not, does retensioning it cause the same clicking?
The DDS-2 was brand new, fresh out the wrapper. I'll try the
retensioning tonight. For those wondering: mt -f /dev/sa0 retension
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