gtar failing, please help!
Kevin A. Pieckiel
pieckiel+freebsd-questions at sdf.lonestar.org
Wed Feb 2 11:30:15 PST 2005
On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 02:03:45PM -0500, Kevin A. Pieckiel wrote:
> I have some backup scripts that manipulate a tape library and tape
> drive to perform my nightly backups. Ever since the switch from
> gtar to bsdtar in the base system, gtar fails to write any data
> to my tape and usually puts my SCSI bus in an unusable state. I
> must then issue a camcontrol reset command to free up the tape
> drive for use.
Just for grins, I tried playing with dump. Dump fails as well:
# dump -0 -a -b 64 -C 32 -f /dev/nsa0 -n -u -L /
DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Wed Feb 2 14:27:05 2005
DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch
DUMP: Dumping snapshot of /dev/amrd0s1a (/) to /dev/nsa0
DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
DUMP: Cache 32 MB, blocksize = 65536
DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories]
DUMP: estimated 176863 tape blocks.
DUMP: dumping (Pass III) [directories]
DUMP: write error 64 blocks into volume 1
Broadcast Message from kpieckiel at hr-stc-file2.smartrafficenter.net
(/dev/ttyp0) at 14:27 EST...
Message from the dump program to all operators
DUMP: NEEDS ATTENTION: write error 64 blocks into volume 1
DUMP WRITE ERROR!
DUMP: Do you want to restart?: ("yes" or "no")
I just don't know what to do. I'm half tempted to use Windows for
the fileserver at this point. I *need* working backups!
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