Command(s) to confirm tape drive install?

Ryan Go ryan at
Mon Oct 20 13:37:00 CDT 2003


tar perhaps? tar a file or directory to the tape drive. If you get no
errors writing and reading from it, then you should be ready to go.

	<< ryan

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 support at wrote:

> Hi,
> I just installed an adaptec SCSI controller card into Poweredge 2650 server
> and connected a new Dell tape backup unit to it.  Install seemed to go fine
> and card was recognized on startup.
> Anyone know the linux RH 8 command(s) for checking to see if tape drive is
> recognized by system and writable?  Maybe a write test command?
> Thanks
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