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RE: "Cannot read: No space left on device" accessing DDS3 drive on W2K


Thanks for the pointer.  Both drives are DDS4 so both support density
0x25 (DDS3) which is the density of the tapes.  Still no luck but am
continuing in my search for a resolution.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter J. Acklam [] 
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 3:10 AM
> To: Sean Brown;
> Subject: RE: "Cannot read: No space left on device" accessing 
> DDS3 drive on W2K
> "Sean Brown" <> wrote:
> >Problem Description:  I have a tape archive on a DDS3 tape
> >created under GNU/Linux 2.2.18.  The tape was created with a
> >blocksize of 512 and IS accessible and usable on the linux
> >machine.  On the W2K machine using Cygwin, I get the following
> >error when trying to list the contents of the tape:
> >
> >$ tar tvf /dev/st0
> >tar: /dev/st0: Cannot read: No space left on device
> >tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
> >tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> This is just a guess, but:  Does the reading tape drive support
> the density you used when the tape was written?  I remember seeing
> strange error messages when I had written a tape with density 35
> and tried to read it with an older tape drive which only supported
> densities up to 20.
> Peter
> -- 
> Peter J. Acklam - -

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