Just a hunch, but was the DUPTAP command submitted to batch? If so, maybe there was a lack of resources available to the job, since it was running at priority 50. If interactive, what was the Interactive CPW available for the 270? Bob Larkin Neil Palmer wrote: > 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 ? ;-)
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