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How to fix the backlight cable into its place?

I took apart my laptop and found out that if I push the cable connector down with my fingers it works fine. I tried to twist the screws as tightly as I can (without ruining them) but as I move the ...
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Caveats when using WORM tape

I have been tasked with building a Linux audit retention solution employing write-once (WORM) tapes. I've read the st and mt man pages, and understand the ioctls. I readily admit I've never used ...
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How to access files stored on tape drive?

Helping a friend with accessing an old backup file (circa 2000) of some ProTools sessions provided by a recording studio on DAT-style data tapes. He has the tapes, and a Seagate STD 124000N SCSI tape ...
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How to get IBM LTFS source code?

Is the IBM LTFS (Linear Tape File System) open-source? Where can the source be downloaded from? Is it as open-source as the HP LTFS? IBM seems to make it difficult to find or download this source ...
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Tape backups on audio-cassette tape?

I know that there are tape backup systems available. I do not know how they work. Can I use an audio tape recorder and audio tapes (like the 60/90 minute kind) and backup data somehow? (Pardon my ...
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Magnetic tape drives for backup

Magnetic tape is extremely slow, but also also extremely cheap. Is there any way to use tape to backup a computer? What is exactly this? A cartridge? A drive? Are there any inexpensive way to ...
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How to backup a large FreeNAS? [closed]

We have a 12TB FreeNAS box in the office, and are looking for a way to keep a backup of it offsite. We're considering (1) tape; (2) a bunch of bare drives (popped into a spare hotswap bay); (3) ...
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Why would you ever want to use tape instead of a HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advantages/Disadvantages of using tape instead of disk As I've never used a tape drive, this is probably a naive question. I was always guessing that tape must probably ...
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Can I plug in an external SCSI tape drive while the system is powered on?

I've bought an HP Ultrium external SCSI LVD tape drive. I already have an adapter in my server, but I need to know if I have to shut down and power off the server before I can connect up the tape ...
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Can data tapes be recorded/played on a standard cassette recorder? [closed]

I just bought a TRS-80 PC-1 pocket computer with a tape deck interface. The tape deck has 2 standard 1/4" Mono jacks (input [speaker] and output [mic]) and 1 smaller one labeled "Remote". None ...
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How do I get AIX Tapeutil to list the contents of a tape I backed up?

I can't figure out how to get tapeutil to list the contents of a tape that I just backed up. tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 unmount tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 mount ${TODAY} tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 erase tar -cvf ...
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Advantages/Disadvantages of using tape instead of disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are tape archives still used? Possible Duplicate: What lasts longer: Data stored on non-volatile flash RAM, optical media, or magnetic disk? A lot of the ...
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LTO-5 systems compatible with Mac OS X Server

I am looking to implement an LTO-5 tape backup system on a currently shipping Mac OS X Server (10.6.7) tower (PCI Express Card compatible). This backup system would be used only to offload data for ...
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What format should I use to archive my home video DVDs?

I have an old video camera that recorded to mini-tapes. I would then burn the tapes to DVDs. I would like to back-up these DVDs to ensure I have copies of them. What format should I use to archive ...
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How can I read a reel-to-reel tape from the 1970s?

A close friend of my mother worked at DEC in the 1970s and 1980s. She recently passed away, and in sorting through her estate, my mother discovered some reel-to-reel magnetic tape. We are curious ...
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Converting home video tape to digital? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I need to be able to convert analog video (VHS, or an old camcorder) on a Mac? My mother has some old home movies recorded on video tape that she'd like to ...
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How to backup MiniDV tapes?

I would like to backup my MiniDV tapes using the FireWire port in a raw format (byte for byte) to avoid any degradation in quality. What (preferably open source) software would you recommend for ...
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Converting hundreds of tapes to MP3

I know that devices exist which can convert cassette tapes into MP3s via USB. I have hundreds of tapes which I'd like to convert. Are there any devices which can do this in a batch style - i.e. put ...
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Good tape drive for home user? [closed]

My home storage consumption has grown considerably over the past few years due to use of a higher resolution camera, and most recently a highdef camcorder. I've been using a ReadyNas Duo with 1 TB ...
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Is there a Mini DV tape to USB adapter?

I have Mini DV tapes, Hi8 or something lol. I have a camera that will not play them back, too choppy and cleaning has no effect. Is there a player, or adapter that can just read them into a computer? ...
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What do I need to be able to convert analog video (VHS, or an old camcorder) on a Mac?

I have a number of old VHS tapes, as well as some analog 8mm tapes. I still have a working VCR, as well as the camcorder that recorded the tapes. I'd like to convert these on a Mac (MacBook Pro) - ...
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Digitizing audio cassettes

I am looking for a freeware equivalent to Adobe Audition software i.e. a software for digitizing audio cassettes. Please suggest some.
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Filetype “.bak” starts with “TAPE”

I realize this isn't strictly a programming question, but I have a file with the extension .bak, and the file starts with "TAPE". What program produced this?
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Are tape archives still used?

In this blog post, Raymond Chen makes a reference to files being on a tape archive. Are tape archives still supported by windows and/or used?
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Convert a cassette tape recording to digital format

Has anyone been successful with transferring audio cassette tape recordings to a digital format? I would like to preserve old cassette tape recordings of my grandparents to some digital format: MP3, ...
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How can I make an actual compact cassette “tape” mix-tape from iTunes?

I want to make an actual compact cassette mix-tape as a gift for someone. I use iTunes to manage all of my music. So a few questions: If I gather a bunch of songs on a playlist for sides A/B of ...
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What Tape Drive Format are you using for backup?

I like the benefit of tape in that you get permanent snapshots of data at a given point in time, but popular business tape backup i.e. LTO is still expensive. So if you are using tape for backups at ...