> > I have a 7208-234. I was my understanding that this drive could write 7GB > > (uncompressed) to an 8mm cart by using a density of *FMT5GB with an > > extra-long 160m tape cartridge. I think you need to init to *fmt7gb see the IBM Support Knowledge Base and search the article called Tape Drive Model Characteristics. Has a complete charge of various drives, formats, limitations, etc hth jim franz ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Franz" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 1:44 PM Subject: Re: 7208 @ 7GB > where did you get the info that 5gb formatted tape could save 7 gb > (uncompressed) ? > jim franz > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Urbanek, Marty" <Marty_Urbanek@stercomm.com> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 1:12 PM > Subject: 7208 @ 7GB > > > > Tape drive question: > > > > I have a 7208-234. I was my understanding that this drive could write 7GB > > (uncompressed) to an 8mm cart by using a density of *FMT5GB with an > > extra-long 160m tape cartridge. However, when I tried to use this over the > > weekend for a SAVE 21, it got MCH5204, CPF5101 and my save ended > > prematurely. These look like a device failure but they are suspiciously > > right about the time (in my estimation) where it would have been getting > to > > the end of that first tape. > > > > The model 234 has two drives, which I have configured so they function as > > two completely independent tape devices. I specify both device names on > the > > SAVE 21, with the intent being for it to fill one, then switch to the > other. > > I have done this many times with standard 5GB 112m carts and it worked > fine. > > This is the first time I needed the extra capacity of the 160m carts, but > it > > didn't work the way I hoped. > > > > Thanks in advance. > > > > -Marty > > _______________________________________________ > > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing > list > > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > > or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org > > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > > > > >
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.