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Hi All

I am a newbie to linux servers and tape backups, and I have a problem with 'tar' backups/Tape Drive. (tar -cvf /dev/tapes/tape0/mt) I am using Mandrake Linux 10

If I try reading the tape contents:

[ root at server root]# tar -tvf /dev/tapes/tape0/mt |more
tar: /dev/tapes/tape0/mt: Cannot read: Input/output error
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

[root at server root]# tar -tvf /dev/st0
> tar: /dev/st0: Cannot read: Input/output error
> tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>

[root@server /]# dmesg |more
SCSI subsystem initialized
> scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36
> <Adaptec 2940 Pro Ultra SCSI adapter>
> aic7880: Ultra Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs
> (scsi0:A:2): 10.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 15)
> Vendor: HP Model: C1537A Rev: L111
> Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

> st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.

Please advice

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