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IRIX no rewind (multi dumps on 1 tape)

Posted on 1998-02-07
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Hello
I want to do something like this.....

#!/bin/sh
for i in /dsk1 /dsk2 /dsk3
do
dump 0uCb 20m 32 $i
done

But after this has finished, the only dump on the tape is the last one. Question.....
How do I specify a no rewind option in IRIX, as in Solaris....
/dev/rmt/0lbn

or do I have to do something like this....

#!/bin/sh
skip=1
for i in /dsk1 /dsk2 /dsk3
do
dump 0uCb 20m 32 $i
mt fsf $skip
skip=`expr $skip + 1`
done
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by:rickyr
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Hi
Just interested in the outcome, as I have the same problem,
regards
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Hi...

The no rewind option for your situation is, instead of specifying /dev/tape or the default,
use /dev/nrtape (nr = no rewind) instead.

regards
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