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When I invoke a crontab job to start up a back up on an Alpha running Tru64 Unix 5.1 with a 6 slot dds4 autoloader, the job crashes out when it comes to the end of a tape.
I have looked at the "Expect" software, but it seems to me that it will attempt to continue a task in response to a continuation prompt.
When I look into the log file on the cron job, there is no prompt.
Any idea on how to tackle this?
Attached below is an extract of the log:
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vdump -b 64 -C -0uf /dev/ntape/tape1c /neodc
path : /neodc
dev/fset : neodc_domain#data
type : advfs
advfs id : 0x35ffe02d.000de92e.1
vdump: Date of last level 0 dump: the start of the epoch
vdump: Dumping directories
vdump: Dumping 27607774474 bytes, 498 directories, 12225 files
vdump: Dumping regular files
vdump: Status at Wed Aug 21 15:46:22 2002
vdump: Dumped 484154916 of 27607774474 bytes; 1.8% completed
vdump: Dumped 146 of 498 directories; 29.3% completed
vdump: Dumped 5469 of 12225 files; 44.7% completed
vdump: Status at Wed Aug 21 20:56:04 2002
vdump: Dumped 18801864491 of 27607774474 bytes; 68.1% completed
vdump: Dumped 271 of 498 directories; 54.4% completed
vdump: Dumped 10059 of 12225 files; 82.3% completed
vdump: out of space and unable to prompt input for new tape;  Not a typewriter