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DLT 8000 question

John Henrikson
Regular Advisor

DLT 8000 question

I'm pretty sure this can't be done but wanted some confirmation before I told my user definitely not.. I have someone who wants to back up about a a ~70GB file to the DLT tape drive so that they can free up space on the hard drives. Then they have to be able to access that file from their fortran code, sequentially..
thanks for your help

john h

 

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1 REPLY
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 8000 question

Hi there.
These guys maybe left from old mainframes.
These tape drives are mainly for streaming data to a tape. You can copy data to a tape using dd, but if you want to read it, you have to mount the tape, read the header, read the records and then unmount it.
Why not create a lvol of 75 GB and copy the disk to this lvol / filesystem ?
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
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