I've just got the Sun DAT 4mm tape drive, and having played with it
a while feel I've more or less got the hang of it.
The instructions say blocking factor of 96 is optimal, and putting
that with the b option in tar seems to work okay. man tar, however
says 20 is the max value, and tapetool will not let me put in
anything bigger than 20.
Is there a way around this, or can I only use tapetool for DAT access
using inefficient blocking factors? (or have I, as has happened before,
missed something *completely* obvious...?)
In the meantime, back to tar and mt at the command line...
Peter Clinch University of Dundee
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