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Configure DAT TAPE

naitpac
Occasional Visitor

Configure DAT TAPE

how do i configure DAT C1885 4/8 internal tape drive for Linux and run use the tape drive for backup

Unable to configure though detected by linux.

Need Help.

Naitpac
2 REPLIES
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure DAT TAPE

Hello,

On a Linux system, the scsi tape drives are accessed through /dev/st0, /dev/st1...

Just a test : insert a tape into the device, then try to read/write data on it :

cd /tmp
tar cvf /dev/st0 .
tar tvf /dev/st0

Note one important thing : the driver for the scsi card used for your tape device normally should be loaded automatically. If this is not the case, you may configure your system to do so :

=> edit /etc/modules.conf and add :

alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx

(replace aic7xxx by the driver that best matches your scsi card).

=> type "depmod" -a to check the kernel module dependency graph.

Good luck.

Kodjo
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I_M
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure DAT TAPE

Hi

Confirm if your system load st (scsi tape) driver into kernel.

# dmesg | grep st

# lsmod
or
Can you find your DDS drive in
# cat /proc/scsi/scsi

Regards,