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Acessing the tape drive from another server

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Acessing the tape drive from another server


I have an ultrium tape drive attached to a Tru64 server. I want to access this tape drive from another server directly.

How can I handle this challenge?

Thanks in advance.
Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Acessing the tape drive from another server

It depends of your operating system version and backup command used.

You can for example use rvdump if you have the command, or you can use a tar command like this:

localsystem> tar cvf - /usr/users | rsh remotesistem.domain dd of=/dev/ntape/tape0c

This will backup the contents of the /usr/users directory using tar in a remote system.

To list the backup

localsystem> rsh remotesistem.domain dd if=/dev/tape/tape0c | tar tvf -
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