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Share a Tape betwen 2 hpux

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Share a Tape betwen 2 hpux

I want to know how can I share a tape ( /dev/rmt/0m ).
I have a sistem with one tape, and i want another sistem to see this tape and write/read on it.

Thanks in advance.
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Share a Tape betwen 2 hpux

It depends what you want to do. With some tools (e.g. fbackup and ftio) you can specify a device on a different host using the syntax :
Frequent Advisor

Re: Share a Tape betwen 2 hpux

I want to make a ignite os a sistem into an another systems tape.
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Share a Tape betwen 2 hpux

You can't do that; make_tape_recovery only works with local tape drives. You can setup the bost with the local tape drive as an Ignite Server and then do a make_net_recovery.

Depending upon your configuration, it is possible to physically share a common tape drive between two hosts.

Host A SCSI Controller ID 7 Termination Enabled ----- Tape Drive SCSI ID 0 (e.g) ----- Host B SCSI Controller ID 6 Termination Enabled.

If it ain't broke, I can fix that.

Re: Share a Tape betwen 2 hpux

Hello Aranzazu,

Contact and he can tell you about a product from TD Systems that does exactly what you are asking for.

Aternative contact is Jacques or Francis at in Belgium.

Peter Brewster