MTX not working with PV 122T
KZander at CommPartners.com
Mon Aug 11 18:32:00 CDT 2003
At 04:13 PM 8/11/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I am having problems getting mtx to work with my powerVault 122T.
>Here's my setup:
>I can use mt to write and read from the tape loaded in the drive, but I
>cannot get mtx to do anything with any of the sg devices. Can anyone
>see what I'm missing?
I have a similar setup, but on a PE 1650. I too had problems. I can get
mtx to change tapes, but I never got the cleaning tape to work. I ended
up writing 7 shell scripts and running them with cron to change to the
tapes. I am sure there are more elegant ways to do it. :-)
In case you are interested, here is a sample script.
# ! /bin/sh
# Unload Sunday's tape from slot 1
/usr/local/sbin/mtx -f /dev/sg1 unload 1
# Load Monday's tape from slot 2
/usr/local/sbin/mtx -f /dev/sg1 load 2
I run it from cron about 1:00 am and then about an hour later run
backup. I also have a loadtues.sh, loadwed.sh, etc that look like this
one, only they increment the slots.
It works for me, but I would not be surprised if there are better ways to
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