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Test a Drive

HDgio
Regular Advisor

Test a Drive

Hi
Do You know how I can test a DDS drive ?
There is a command to format it ?
Thnks
1 REPLY
Kurt Beyers.
Honored Contributor

Re: Test a Drive

Hi,

No need to format if you use the tape drive directly from the OS.

Does the OS sees the tape drive:

ioscan -fnC tape

Is the driver stape loaded in the kernel?


Eg on a HP-UX server:

tar cvf /dev/rmt/0mn /tmp will write the /tmp directory to the drive (assuming /dev/rmt/0mn is the device file)

Check the contents of the tape afterwards with:

tar tvf /dev/rmt/0mn

best regards,
Kurt