Daniel Johansson writes: > Hi, I've got a IDE-tapedrive and it is recognised by FreeBSD 4.8. [snip] > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] tar cf /dev/ast0 /home/ > tar: Removing leading `/' from member names > tar: /dev/ast0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes > tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now > [EMAIL PROTECTED]: /dev] >
I know someone who has an IDE tapedrive, although I can't say whether he has the same model. Anyway, he has to use at least 32 kB blocks when he writes to it. So try this: tar cbf 64 /dev/ast0 <path> Read the tar man page for what the `b' option means. --- Gary Jennejohn / garyj[at]jennejohn.org gj[at]freebsd.org gj[at]denx.de _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"