Re: SCSI Tape driver While we're at it QFA problems.
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 06:06:44 +1000
Dave Cinege wrote:
> Since some tape problem have been bought up...
> I'm unable to space forward the tape on my DAT. It appears to move forward
> to the desired place on the tape, but as soon as I try to access the tape it
> rewinds back to block 0. (whether it is tar or just mt tell)
Are you using the 'no rewind' tape device (e.g. /dev/nst0 or
/dev/tapenr)? If not
then the tape will always rewind after each command.
'mt' takes a device argument as, for example, 'mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 3'.
Eyal Lebedinsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)