How to change the block size from a fixed length mode to variable length mode on AIX as required by NetBackup.

Article:TECH21041  |  Created: 2002-01-04  |  Updated: 2013-10-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH21041
Article Type
Technical Solution

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Environment

Issue



How to change the block size from a fixed length mode to variable length mode on AIX as required by NetBackup.


Solution



As the root user, run the command:

/usr/sbin/chdev -l '<tape device name>' -a block_size='0'

For example:

/usr/sbin/chdev -l 'rmt0' -a block_size='0'



Legacy ID



248757


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH21041


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