SUMMARY: DAT 72 tape drive (hits end of tape)

From: Carolyn Mayr {ITSD/CS} <>
Date: Tue Aug 16 2005 - 13:26:55 EDT
Thank you to:

Ian Pease
Tim Chipman
James Scott
Bill R. Williams
Eugene Schmidt
Dave Mitchell

Changing my dump parameter to "1cn" solved the problem.  I did a
test dump and it worked for the DAT 72.  Appreciate all of your
quick responses.  Thank you again.

			Carolyn Mayr
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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 07:21:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: Carolyn Mayr {ITSD/CS} <>
Subject: DAT 72 tape drive (hits end of tape)

I have a SunFire V480 (Solaris 9) and I just attached a brand new
Sun StorEdge DAT 72 tape drive.  I am using DDS-4 20/40GB tapes.
Here's my dump parameters:

/usr/sbin/ufsdump 0uf /dev/rmt/1hn /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0

It keeps hitting the end of tape after about 20GB.  Prior to
attaching the DAT 72 drive, I was using a Sun DDS-4 drive with
the exact same dump parameters and was dumping over 32GB on
the same tape.

Other than a boot -r, I did not change any dip switches or st.conf
parameters.  What could be the problem?
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