Formatting a tape?

Jaime jaime at
Thu Mar 19 19:25:21 PDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> And the device acts flaky.  That screams "SCSI termination problem" to me.
>  That would also be consistent with most/all of the tapes failing, because
> it's not the tapes.

I've checked the termination more times than I can remember.  (No
exaggeration.  Problem had been on-going for months.)  Its OK.  I have
one bent pin on one of the two "ports" on the SCSI cable, but it (1)
isn't the one being used and (2) doesn't touch any other pins.  Its
just an unusable "port" on the cable, not a source of ... "cross
contamination," I guess you could say.

So I am pretty sure that we're OK on the SCSI chain.  I *am* starting
to wonder about the tape drive itself, though.

What do you think?

Thanks again,

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