floppy tape drive
Mariusz at fbits.ttank.com
Wed Mar 6 18:09:53 AEST 1991
In article <1991Mar6.005943.20629 at csn.org> wouk at alumni.colorado.edu (Arthur Wouk) writes:
>i have recently acquired a tape backup system for my 3b1 and have two
>1) the system came with release 1.0 of the software. are there any
>known problems with that software and/or are there any updates?
I'd like to know of any updates to this software (if there
were any ;-)) With the 1.0 UA scripts as they are (and I didn't
look at them... I just use `gtar') the "multiple, 3B1 type, sets"
script seems broken... the "display tape contents" always shows
first set as "Broken" (or something like that), and all the other
"slots" as "FULL" after only one "backup folders" operation.
`Gtar', on the other hand, has no problems appending files to an
existing archive (I haven't try `tapecpio', so anything could be
the culprit... `tgetoffsets', `tgetovwrit'... hmm). Anyways, the
"user mode" software that came with the box doesn't exactly shine,
but the box does work, and, in its own ways ;-), serves it's pur-
>2) the manual suggests 3m dc 600a tapes or equivalent. have any tapes
>caused consistent problems in this use? is there any classification
>of good or bad tapes?
An old 3M tape I got with the unit was wery clonk'y, but it had
no errors, and so neither do the Sony QD-600A, but they are much
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