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UX400S tape problems

    Date: Mon, 14 May 90 16:47 CDT
    From: dmitchell@backus.trc.amoco.com (Donald H. Mitchell)

    This message intended as a warning to potential users of the UX400S.

The warning is not valid; see below.

    The UX400S cannot backup its lmfs partition to a tape drive on
    another Sun.  The UX400S cannot read carry tapes from another Sun.  I don't
    know if it can perform these operations if the tape drive is on the local Sun
    (the box that the UX is embedded in).

Symbolics has a patch for both 7.4.3 and 8.0 that fixes problems with
writing LMFS backup tapes on a UX400S system. Please contact Symbolics
Software Support to find out how to get this patch. At this time all
Symbolics tape formats (FEP-tape, LMFS backup (with the patch), Carry
tape, and Statice Backup) are known to work in Genera 8.0 on a UX400S.
If you run into a problem with any tape format, please send the
technical details to Symbolics Software support so they can help you
resolve the problem. 

    The UX400S CAN, however, write carry tapes, read and write distribution tapes,
    and read (?) and write FEP tapes using a tape drive on another Sun.