write a tar-archive to a ide tapedrive

Gary Jennejohn garyj at jennejohn.org
Wed Jun 18 08:24:42 PDT 2003

Daniel Johansson writes:
> Hi, I've got a IDE-tapedrive and it is recognised by FreeBSD 4.8.
> [root at donnex.net: /dev] tar cf /dev/ast0 /home/
> tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
> tar: /dev/ast0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> [root at donnex.net: /dev] 

I know someone who has an IDE tapedrive, although I can't say whether
he has the same model.

Anyway, he has to use at least 32 kB blocks when he writes to it.
So try this:

tar cbf 64 /dev/ast0 <path>

Read the tar man page for what the `b' option means.

Gary Jennejohn / garyj[at]jennejohn.org gj[at]freebsd.org gj[at]denx.de

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