Tape drives

Tiziana Cherubini tiziana at hawaii.edu
Thu Apr 11 19:57:01 CDT 2002


Thanks... with the mtx it seems to work on the /dev/sg6

Thanks again,

		Tiziana.

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Tiziana Cherubini
Department of Meteorology
University of Hawaii
2525 Correa Rd. HIG 367
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(808) 956-4593, (808) 956-2877 fax

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Hubbard, David wrote:

> Sure: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx/
>
> The MTX project is a group of utilities for
> manipulating autoloaders.  I found the whole
> backup/restore deal too much to deal with
> using standard utilities and my autoloader,
> I gave up and bought Veritas NetBackup for
> Linux, works great but costs a small fortune.
> I do NOT recommend NovaNet from Novastor
> for backup on linux.
>
> David
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tiziana Cherubini [mailto:tiziana at hawaii.edu]
> > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 5:29 PM
> > To: Hubbard, David
> > Cc: Richard_Goodwin at dell.com; linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > Subject: RE: Tape drives
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Hubbard, David wrote:
> >
> > > That drive is an 8 tape DDS4 auto loader, you will
> > > need the mtx utilities to load tapes into the
> > > drive portion before using it.
> > >
> > > David
> >
> > Could you give me some more indication about that?
> > Thanks,
> >
> > 		Tiziana.
> >
> >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Richard_Goodwin at dell.com [mailto:Richard_Goodwin at dell.com]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:41 PM
> > > > To: tiziana at hawaii.edu; linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > > > Subject: RE: Tape drives
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > That procedure is only needed when you have an IDE tape
> > > > drive. When using a
> > > > SCSI drive, such as TSL-11000, you do not need to use
> > ide-scsi, etc.
> > > >
> > > > The tape drive should be available at /dev/st0.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Tiziana Cherubini [mailto:tiziana at hawaii.edu]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 3:38 PM
> > > > To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> > > > Subject: Tape drives
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I'm trying to mount a tape drive (SONY, TSL-11000) in my
> > > > poweredge but I'm not sure about the drive for the tape.
> > > > Following the installation instructions I should add in
> > > > the /etc/rc/rc.local file the lines:
> > > >
> > > > rmmod ide-tape
> > > > modprobe ide-scsi
> > > > hdparm -d0 /dev/hdX
> > > > mt -f /dev/st0 stopoptions no-blkimits
> > > >
> > > > which is the drive letter I should use in hdX?
> > > >
> > > > I attached to this mail the result of typing "dmesg"
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for any information you can provide.
> > > >
> > > > 		Tiziana.
> > > >
> > > > -------------------------------------
> > > > Tiziana Cherubini
> > > > Department of Meteorology
> > > > University of Hawaii
> > > > 2525 Correa Rd. HIG 350
> > > > Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
> > > > (808) 956-4593, (808) 956-2877 fax
> > > >
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