[TUHS] Someone wants to use an exabyte

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Mon Nov 25 11:42:36 AEST 2019

I just failed with a Sun DAT drive. Cable and card bought online,
recognized by the mt command, but all it does is eject tapes.

I am going to get a friend to come play with rubber bands and WD40 but
I'm not hopeful.

Bunch of data going to be rotting on tape.


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:41 AM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Nov 2019, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Good luck with that.  I had a 4/470 that had an exabyte, wheeled it out
> > of building 5 at Sun and into building 9 at SGI and the tapes wouldn't
> > read back.
> I've had all sorts of problems with those drives.  Fortunately there was
> an Exabyte agent not far from us, so they got a lot of our business.
> -- Dave

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