[Coco] SCSI tape driver for OS-9?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Jul 15 20:57:52 EDT 2009
On Wednesday 15 July 2009, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>On Wed, 15 Jul 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Wednesday 15 July 2009, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>>> Just curious if anyone has seen a tape driver for OS-9 or any tar-like
>>> applications for backup? I have a Cloud-9 SCSI cartridge and would love
>>> to use one of my older streaming tape drives for backup.
>> It would have to be a really old slow drive, else the coco's streaming
>> speed would likely 'shoe-shine' the drive to death in short order. Even
>> at the optimum interleave on the floppy for bru, it still took around 9
>> minutes to write a 765k floppy with bru. But the killer was the 33
>> minutes it took to restore from that same floppy. Multiply that by the
>> approximately 90 such disks it took to backup what was on the old Maxtor
>> 120 megger, and you can see why I only did that once.
>Yes, I believe you have nailed that one. I keep forgetting how slow the
>throughput is on these old mu-chines :-).
>I probably should link in the DriveWire driver and just copy the hard disk
>over the wire.
And I expect that would be faster if drivewire is setup to smoke.
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