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Need help with Tape Drive

  Date: Nov 24    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 394
  

I need some help getting my backup tape drive configured in Red Hat
7.3

This is running on a Compaq ML330 server box, using the Compaq SDT-
10000 tape drive. I just finished setting the box up to run as a PDC,
and decided that it was time to get the backup working. Unfortunatly,
when using the mt command to retension the tape, I just get a "No
such device" error. Using the Hardware Broswer in KDE, it shows the
tape drive with a device id of /dev/st, and even shows the model, so
something sees the drive, and knows what it is, but I still can't
make the drive do anything.

Any tips/hints/pointers to good info?

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3 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 24    

Where did you find the "mt" command ?

I am also trying to backup my database on tape
cartridge.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 24    

Does your tape drive work? If so, when you look at /etc/fstab what does the
line read that mounts that device?

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 24    

I got the mt command out of the book "Linux Complete", published by Sybex

 
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