From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Tue 10 Sep 2002 - 15:44:04 IST
Andrew started the ball rolling today with SCSI device problems, so I'll
continue in like vein. I've been using amanda with a DDs-3 drive reasonably
happily EXCEPT that quite often when I try to verify a tape, I get errors
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--length error
/bin/tar: Skipping to next header
/bin/tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
/bin/tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
I swapped the drive out with another drive and still had the errors. Luckily
on the few occassions I've had to restore a file I could do so, but I'm
skating on VERY thin ice.
I did a test where I tarred a couple of big files onto a tape and then took
them off and got md5s of the in and out files and they were different but I
saw no errors from tar while doing this.
So, where do I look now to find out what's causing this breakage ?
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