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Tape functions

shilpa_1
Occasional Contributor

Tape functions

Hi,

Let me know the functions/libraries used for tape open, read, write, close operations.
I want to write a program and test the errors.

Shilpa
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape functions

Hello,

Are you using Windows or HP-UX? If you are using HP-UX, the mt command is good for your purposes. Do a man mt command to see its capabilities.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
SSP_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Tape functions

shilpa,

If u r using hp-ux then u can create the archives by "tar" utility and for tape management u can have "mt" command.

do u have any maild id so that i can mail u the details or mail me on "sspatkar@hotmail.com" id.
Obstacles exist to challenge you to keep going. Not to quit.
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape functions

Hi,

You can use the 'mc' command to move tapes
around your tape library. To write to the
tapes use any one of these:

tar
cpio
fbackup
dd
pax

There are other propriety backups solutions
as well. I am assuming you are referring
to Unix.

-Michael
Anyone for a Mutiny ?