[clug] LTO-4 drive, turn on compression?

Chris Smart mail at christophersmart.com
Mon Aug 10 17:04:00 MDT 2009

Anyone know how to turn on compression on an LTO-4 tape drive?
Have tried:
mt -f /dev/nst0 compression 1

But that didn't work. The man page is not super helpful and my Google-fu sucks.

I have a Quantum SAS connected LTO-4 drive which works a treat, but
I'd like to backup more than 800GB onto a single tape.


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