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

Duncan Roe duncan_roe at optusnet.com.au
Tue Aug 11 05:09:34 MDT 2009

Hi Chris,

You may have success with stinit - I did with my HP C1537A. It creates multiple
tape devices (rewinding and not) with combinations of fixed / variable blocksize
and compression or not.

Cheers ... Duncan.

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 09:04:00AM +1000, Chris Smart wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> -c
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