[ILUG] blocksize for a DLT drive?
Diego.Leccardi at hp.com
Thu Dec 5 10:43:03 GMT 2002
my suggestion is to set the bock size of the DLT to 1024 using the command:
mt -t /dev/st0 setblk 1024 <= it should improve the performance a lot
With the dd command you can use the option "bs=1024k".
Why you don't try Storix? http://www.storix.com/
It's free for personal use and it will create a bootable cd in order to boot the box and restore the system.
From: Ronan Waide [mailto:waider at waider.ie]
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 10:34 AM
To: ILUG main list
Subject: [ILUG] blocksize for a DLT drive?
I have a machine here that I want to preserve the last-known-good
state of in a fashion that Linux can read. As such, I'd planned on
dd if=/dev/[disk] of=/dev/st0
where st0 is a DLT8000 drive. Thing is, it's been doing that all night
and still is showing no signs of being finished - it's a 35GB
partition and I assume it's moving one 512-byte block at a time. So my
question is, what's a good blocksize for the DLT drive? The drive
itself doesn't report a preferred size, in fact it says "block size:
0" when I ask it.
waider at waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
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