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When i type


paul @ MLG> tar xv
x 2DRPNL.IGS, 3977748 bytes, 7770 blocks
x 4DRPNL.IGS, 4411179 bytes, 8616 blocksChange tape and press the Enter key:
tar: tape read error: Not enough space
Change tape and press the Enter key:
tar: tape read error: Not enough space
Change tape and press the Enter key:
tar: tape read error: Not enough space
Change tape and press the Enter key:
paul @ MLG> ll
total 16378
-rw-r--r--    1 paul     user     3977748 Oct 30 09:49 2DRPNL.IGS
-rw-r--r--    1 paul     user     4407296 Nov 13 08:38 4DRPNL.IGS

As you see the last file is incomplete
After i type tar xv it says this in my console:

NOTICE: SCSI tape #1,4 blocksize mismatch; blocksize on tape is 10240 bytes

paul @ MLG> mt blksize

 Recommended tape I/O size: 10240 bytes (20 512-byte blocks)
 Minimum block size: 1 byte(s)
 Maximum block size: 16777215 bytes
 Current block size: 10240 byte(s)

I tried dd as well and that wouldn't work but i am no dd expert.
The tape drive is tps1d4. I am using an SGI with iris 5.3
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use a file named, for instance "dumb":

#!/bin/sh
ls -1 | cpio -o -C 10240 | dd bs=10240 of=$1


translation:
"list names only of every file in directory,
use the answer as input for:
for each input, turn it in blocks of size 10240,
pipe those blocks to:
read from stndard input and write to device $1, using
blocks of size 10240 all the time."

use it as:

paul@MLG> dumb [tape_device]



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by:Taliesin
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OOps....
wrong answer....
you must use

paul@MLG> tar xv 10240

that's all

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by:onestar
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That does not work.

It says:

Change tape and press the Enter Key:
tar: tape read error: Not enough space

I don't get any files off.

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