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DLT8000 on a RP5470

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Eric Firkey
Regular Advisor

DLT8000 on a RP5470

Is there any documentation on how to set up and configure the DLT8000 (multiple tapes) with the RP5470? Need to set up the DLT8000 to back up our data to a different tape each night.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT8000 on a RP5470

Hi Eric,

Can you clarify exactly what you're trying to do please.

You wouldn't normally configure a tape drive to back up to a different tape each night.

That would be a function of whatever backup package you're using...


Eric Firkey
Regular Advisor

Re: DLT8000 on a RP5470

After I physically install the DLT8000 and hook it up to the server how do I get HPUX to recognize it and use it? and what backup software packages are there for HPUX?
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: DLT8000 on a RP5470

If you do an "ioscan -fn" - do you see any UNKNOWN entries? If so, you need to include the stape driver into he kernel and reboot.

After this you will likely see the tape.

Regarding the backups:

you can use for example

fbackup for your data
ignite to backup the OS

Hope this helps!

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