While writing to a SCSI tape from Linux (RH 6.1, Linux 2.2.14-5 SMP)
I keep getting errors reading from IDE. After a certain number of errors,
32 I believe, dump gets annoyed and quits.
When I switch off SMB and stop people on the network accessing the
disk, I stop getting the errors and the entire 7GB dump process completes
without any further issues.
Is there any way to avoid this problem while continuing to make the
files on the filesystem available to people? Caching (256MB machine,
very lightly loaded), tweaking of read-ahead, anything like that?
Are there any other tools apart from dump which behave a little more
tolerantly in this situation? BRU, perhaps?
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