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Re: [Bug-tar] Possible tar bug

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Possible tar bug
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:56:29 -0800
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On 12/29/2010 04:33 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> I made a mistake, there should be sudo -r instead of -c of course :-) tar 
> -rMf /dev/st0 some_path/G*
> By last good record I mean files starting with F. If I am not mistaken, when 
> I want to append, it appends to end of last record which was this one. The 
> tar then reads the tape from beginning and starts writing after end of the 
> previous record (so I don't set the to the end of it manually). IIRC than it 
> asked for one tape for writing other G- files and ended with error when it 
> came uppon the 14GB one.

Sorry, I'm having trouble following the scenario.
Are there three tapes involved, or only two?
How exactly are the tapes created?  Please list
all the commands that you enter, starting with
creating the first tape (so this should use the
-c option).  And please say when you manually
change the tapes.

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