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SCO UNIX, tape drive issue

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Hello all,

got an interesting issue here with an old SCO UNiX system running Openserver 4 something.

I'm getting a write error 27 unit on Tape0 devdv33-0  (hope this makes sense), when trying to do a backup to tape.


I do not have the box onhand, it's about 200miles away.

I could not find anything in google, besides perhaps checking the tape and making sure it  is not write protected.
I have very little (and I mean little) XP to UNIX.

I guess what I'm looking for is on how to go about fixing the problem, if needed I could call there and have them run certain commands and such.

if you have commands I should try or need to know more specifics, please let me know.

theoverall goal is to backup data to tape then take data and put on another UNIX Server so we can then ftp the data to a windows(sorry, I know I said windows)
system.

this UNIX box does not have a network card on it either. if it is easier to put a network card in it...idunno.
it's a very old motherboard with only ISA slots and has 8MB of 30-pin memory.

Thanks in advance for any help,

~koolage
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Did this previously work? If yes I'd start off by getting the local folk first use a cleaning tape, then insert a new tape into the drive. And then you could try the backup once more.
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Yes it did prev. work, I'll have them try that monday.
Sorry for the delay in answering back, only get a chance every so often to come to this site.
~koolage
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