[pkg-bacula-devel] Bug#728582: bacula-sd on kFreeBSD: unable to use tape drive

Carsten Leonhardt leo at debian.org
Mon Sep 25 12:45:13 UTC 2017

Control: tags -1 + unreproducible


FreeBSD has some notes about using bacula:


In particular the following part:

> Due to lack of some features in the FreeBSD tape driver implementation
> you MUST add some OS dependent options to the bacula-sd.conf file:

>  Hardware End of Medium = no;
>  Backward Space Record  = no;
>  Backward Space File    = no;

> With 2 filemarks at EOT (see man mt):
>   Fast Forward Space File = no;
>   BSF at EOM = yes;
>   TWO EOF    = yes;

> With 1 filemarks at EOT (see man mt):
>   Fast Forward Space File = yes;
>   BSF at EOM = no;
>   TWO EOF   = no;

> NOTE: YOU CAN SWITCH EOT model ONLY when starting from scratch with
> EMPTY tapes."

Would you be able to confirm whether following this advice makes tape
drives useable under kFreeBSD?



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