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Identifiying non rewind tape device

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Scott Dunkley
Regular Advisor

Identifiying non rewind tape device

HI,

I am normally an HPUX admin so forgive the dumb question.

How do I identify a non rewinding tape device on Tru-64? v5.1
Better to regret something you have done, than something you havn't
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Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor
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Re: Identifiying non rewind tape device

Hello
In directory /dev/ntape there are files for non rewinding tape devices.
In directory /dev/tape there are files for rewinding tape devices.
For example:
/dev/ntape/tape0 is a non rewinding tape device
/dev/tape/tape0 is a rewinding tape device
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Aco Blazeski
Regular Advisor

Re: Identifiying non rewind tape device

hwmgr -view dev -cat tape

will return all tape drives installed on your system.
As said above, ntape/tape is non-rewind/rewind respecively.

root# hwmgr -view dev -cat tape
HWID: Device Name Mfg Model Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
305: /dev/ntape/tape14 COMPAQ SDT-10000 bus-2-targ-0-lun-0


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