OK - more a story for comment than a specific question, but I could ask why does the DUPTAP command take so bl**dy long ? Backed up all user data on an old model 400 (CPW 20.6) Friday night, to a single 8mm 7/14GB tape (wrote 13.7GB to tape) on an internal 6390 8mm drive. Took just under 4.5 hours to do the complete save. Saturday morning went to a model 270 (with CPW 950) to do DUPTAP from 8mm to an SLR5-4gb (4/8GB tape) on a 6382 QIC drive, reading from a 7208-342 8mm drive. DUPTAP took just over 6 hours !! Also, weird thing is we kept waiting for message to change QIC tape after about 8GB, but the message never came. It actually wrote all 13.7GB to a single 4/8GB tape (in format QIC4DC). ??? Then back to new model 270 (CPW 150) with a 6386 QIC drive to reload all user data. This managed to read the entire tape and restore all the data in just under 3.25 hours ! It makes absolutely no sense to me why DUPTAP takes so long to run - even longer than to run the actual save or restore jobs on much slower systems (although the restricting speed is no doubt the write speed to an SLR5-4GB tape, not the CPW of the box). Anyone else have any annoying experiences, or knowledge, on this stupid command ? ;-) ...Neil
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