View Full Version : tar tape backup error

22nd May 2008, 05:17 AM
i have two tape drives -- an 4/8 gig scsi and 10/20 ide travan tape drives. i have tried old tapes and new tapes. the 10/20 is brand new. i have tried three bu archives to do backups; tar, star, mondo. on tar and star i get the following:

"fatal error: i/o error" or something like that it is not a quote.it backs up and restores for a while then the error.

would anyone have any ideas of what i could try or where i might pinpoint the problem.