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how to use streamer

Hi all,
We bought new streamer HP Storage Works Ultrium 9200 with 4 cassettes. Before i saved my backups on my disk arrays. And i dont know how to use streamer and record my database backups to my cassettes.
What kind of drivers i should install to my HP-UX 11.3?
Are there softs or utilities which manage streamer and all process?

regards,
Rustam
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Hi Sudhakar,
I read some article from link you showed me. But i even havent installed yet and cant run streamer. Does this streamer supports RMAN utility from Oracle DB?

Regards,
Rustam
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So you have an ultrium 920 tape drive?

You need to configure the "stape" driver into the kernel, then you can see the device as "CLAIMED" and you can use it (e.g. with tar/pax or a backup utility).

Hope this helps!
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>>>So you have an ultrium 920 tape drive?

yes, i do.


>>>You need to configure the "stape" driver into the kernel, then you can see the device as "CLAIMED" and you can use it (e.g. with tar/pax or a backup utility).

I sign in to kweb, then went to kernel configuration. Found stape. Should i just do 'load configuration'? i brought screen from that page.

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Rustam
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Looks like the driver is already configured. Is the tape drive now CLAIMED in ioscan?

Now you can use it.

Hope this helps!
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I checked through the command ioscan -f ( result in attached file). In column 'Class' i couldnt find 'type' and in column 'Driver' couldnt find 'stape'. So it means streamer doesnt installed properly? Though there is one strange value

unknown -1 0/0/2/0.0.1 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN OO Device Driver

what is it?
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I don't know what server you have, but the UNKNOWN device is probably for USB mass storage (vMedia/USB DVD), so you need to include this driver to get it CLAIMED.

This is not related to the tape.

Hope this helps!
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Hi Torsten,

My server is ia64 hp server rx6600. Yeah, you are right that on this server i have DVD Rom.
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Hi all,

I read HP manual 'hp ultrium drives
technical reference manual generation 2 SCSI and FC drives'. There are these steps:
1. Determining the SCSI ID
% /sbin/ioscan -f
but i couldnt find my tape in outlook. I thought maybe coz of long list i confused and didnt see tape. Then run
% /sbin/ioscan -f | grep "Ultrium"
anywhere didnt find driver for tape.
start step 2
2. If you cannot find the Ultrium drive, this may be because the kernel does not
contain the correct driver. Use the System Administration Manager (sam) to
add stape to the kernel:

To add stape to the kernel using sam:
1. % sam
2. Select the following:
Kernel Configuration
Drivers
3. Highlight the stape driver. If the driver has not been added to the kernel,
both Current State and Pending State will read â Outâ .
4. Select the following:
Actions
Add Driver to Kernel
The Pending State will now read â Inâ .
5. To add the new driver to the kernel, select:
Actions
Create a New Kernel
6. The stape driver will now be added to the kernel and then the system will
reboot.

In second item i dont see 'Driver' in Kernel Configuration. There are: Tunables, Moduls, Alarms and so on.. I went to Modules and found stape. Should i modify?
I didnt do other item from 2 until 6.
What should i do now? How can i load driver again?

Regards,
Rustam