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Tape drive bckup

Prashanth Waugh
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Tape drive bckup

hi friends
i m trying to take the backup on my linux system
for that i am using SCSI Tape drive.In hp unix ioscan or ioscan -func tape command are use for detecting whether tape drive detected or not.pls tell me how can i do the above activity in linux.also suggest the command to take backup (in hpunix we can take by using tar -cvf /dev/rmt/0m
thanks
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Tape drive bckup

Shalom,

The command syntax is similar.

You just need to find the device.

lspci

Should give you initial information.

The GUI hwbrowser should give you enough information to run a command line test.

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skt_skt
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Re: Tape drive bckup

what is the tape drive model you have?

Here is what worked for me
[root@tnela25n root]# modprobe aic79xx
root]# lsmod
root]# lsmod|grep aic
aic79xx 189020 0 (unused)
diskdumplib 5324 0 [aic79xx]
scsi_mod 115240 4 [aic79xx st ips sd_mod]
root]# mt -f /dev/st0 status
SCSI 2 tape drive:
File number=-1, block number=-1, partition=0.
Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x0 (default).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (50000):
DR_OPEN IM_REP_EN

"lspci" will list similar to this

SCSI storage controller: Adaptec ASC-29320ALP U320 (rev 10)

cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Vendor: IBM Model: ULTRIUM-TD2 Rev: 53Y2
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03