5 Iridium

Re: query tape media block size

snmdla-tm wrote:

bingo and Hrvoje are recommending the scanner command. 2 questions arise:

  • isn't there a way to query that information from Networks media metadata without physical access
  • if scanner is the only command, how can I check only a few blocks an exit then. When I fiddled around with scanner, it always would read in the whole tape

Greetings, Thomas

a) Nope, this data is written within label (2x32KB block containing information about volume)

b) ctrl+c is your friend (and you can use -n switch too so that you do not scan any data)