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DLT 7000 1/8

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Troy Blangin

DLT 7000 1/8


I wanted to know if I could use a DLT library with the command tar. I tried to just use the device name /dev/rmt/2m and it told me that it could not open the device. We are able to use the DLT Library through Omniback but I am not able to use it with tar. Can I use the DLT Library with tar. Thanks and have a nice day.
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Re: DLT 7000 1/8

yes you can use tar BUT you have to insert a tape into the drive.
Controlling the library can be done with the OB tool


or with the HP-UX tool


Have a look at your OB device config what device is used for the robotics (picker).
You can use this device with the mc command.

See also 'man uma' 'man mc'
Troy Blangin

Re: DLT 7000 1/8

Thanks so much I used mc. I did not know about the mc command. Thanks again.