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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
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    Unanswered: Blocksize error with Ontape command

    We are using a HP 230 Ultrium external tape drive to backup Informix data of 15 GB. While running the Informix command ontape -s -L 0, we get the error "Device does not support the blocksize. Archive failed -function open tape device \\tape0 failed code -1 errno -1". We have tried lowering the blocksize from 728 to 64. The backup works only at 64 but then takes hours to finish. Please help. Many thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
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    Argentina
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    Hi,

    I think that you must reinstall or up version of tape drive.
    Please check with TAPEBLK=1024.

    Gustavo.

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