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Tape drive installation on RHEL 5.2

arkie
Super Advisor

Tape drive installation on RHEL 5.2

Hi All,

Can anyone help me with installating a new SCSI tape drive on RHEL 5.2 (ia64 kernel)

Thanks in advance
2 REPLIES

Re: Tape drive installation on RHEL 5.2

Hi,

I do the following:

1. Connect the new tape drive to the server

2. Reboot the server

3. Check if the tape drive is discovered correctly:
e.g.

# lsscsi

4. Scan and configure the tape drive directly over your Backup software (i.e. Legato Networker, HP Data Protector,,)

Cheers
- Thomas

Hemmetter
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Tape drive installation on RHEL 5.2

Hi

without reboot:

1. connect your tape
2. cd /sys/class/scsi_host
3. for h in host?; do echo "- - - " >$h/scan; done
4. dmesg # see your tape... ;)


rgds
HGH