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media changer device file

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Kim Kendall
Regular Advisor

media changer device file

I've connected a DLT7000 (2/15) to a system and made the device files for it (ioscan & insf -e).

I can write and read tar to the device just fine. But I am also trying to find a way to change tapes using the mc command.

The issue seems to me the device specified using the -p option. It doesn't like the device that I would use for tar, ie; /dev/rmt/1m .

I've also tried setting the LIBRARY environment variable, but it's not haappy using that device file.

What is the device that it is expecting when using a -p?????
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor
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Re: media changer device file

Hello,

you need to install the correct driver for the picker.

Follow the instructions on the attached document for more information.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Kim Kendall
Regular Advisor

Re: media changer device file

yep... I just saw some of this reading through the man page for scsi_pt.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.