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January 24, 2009  8:13 PM

Turning tape compression on and off using the Linux mt command



Posted by: Xjlittle
dat tape, how to, Linux, mt command, scsi tape, tape compression

It took quite a bit of google searching to find out how to turn tape compression on and off using the Linux mt command. The mt man page information for doing this is not helpful at all. To turn compression off use 0 as the switch, to turn it on use 2 as the switch and to find out whether it is...

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