mt and tar fail on LTO-5 drives

Wed Aug 21 17:20:00 GMT 2013

On 08/21/2013 11:51 AM, Frank Fesevur wrote:
> 2013/8/20 Corinna Vinschen:
>>      This bug is present since 2004 and nobody noticed it.  I guess that
>>      means there aren't many people out there actually partitioning their
>>      tape drives...
> FYI: we use cygwin tar on a daily base to backup one server to
> LTO2-tapes, but I have never partitioned a tape. Wasn't even aware it
> could be done.

Partitioning was first introduced on LTO with LTO-5, accommodating LTFS.

- Bartels

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