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Disabling a tape drive

Faith Franck
Occasional Visitor

Disabling a tape drive

We have a 4215W - a 2 tape drive library. We need to DISABLE one drive so that the tape changer won't fail on initialization. It's attached to a Dell Power Edge Server running Novell OS, using ArcServe 7 for backup.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

3 REPLIES
Christian Tremblay
Trusted Contributor

Re: Disabling a tape drive

unplug it...
Coolmar
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Disabling a tape drive

# ioscan -fnC tape

sample output:

Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
tape 0 0/0/1/0.4.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C1537A


# rmsf -H 0/0/1/0.4.0

Christian Tremblay
Trusted Contributor

Re: Disabling a tape drive

If you want to disable the tape drive in the OS, you should try a Novell forum.

This one deals with HP-UX

Chris