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03-03-2011 02:18 PM
New Utrium 3000, firmware Z3ED, New ATTO H644, Driver 160, Flash Bundle (firmware) 101119,
HP LTFS Binaries 1.1.0, Mac Pro1,1, Mac OS 10.5.8
I can format using mkltfs -d 0 -f
I can create the directory using mkdir -p /mnt/lto5
when I attempt to mount using ltfs /mnt/lto5 I get the following;
edit-suites-mac-pro:lto5 editsuite$ ltfs /mnt/lto5
LTFS14000I LTFS starting, LTFS version 1.1.0, log level 2
LTFS14064I Sync type is "unmount"
LTFS20013I Drive type is HP LTO5, serial number is HU1042D74F
LTFS11005I Mounting the volume
LTFS12015I Attempting to load the medium
LTFS11026I Performing a full medium consistency check
LTFS11233I Updating MAM coherency data
LTFS11031I Volume mounted successfully
kextload: /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext loaded successfully
LTFS14029I Ready to receive filesystem requests
This results in what appears to be a locked up condition in the Terminal window since there is no $ and commands are ignored. Volume is not mounted on Desktop.
I can open a new Terminal and confirm directories, copy to and from LTO but I can not unmount to allow Eject of cassette.
I would prefer to have the LTO volume mount on the desktop to allow drag & drop and also would like to be able to eject without having to shut computer down.
FYI, I am pretty new to Terminal but am comfortable with DOS
Solved! Go to Solution.
03-31-2011 07:32 AM - edited 03-31-2011 07:38 AMSolution
Using LTFS on Mac OS X for the Terminal interface illiterate.
I struggled to get LTFS working on Leopard 10.5.8 because I was not familiar with Terminal/Linux commands and the Support people assumed a certain level of competency. I was ultimately able to figure out what was omitted from the instructions and fill in the blanks (for my situation anyway).
Use Google to find the downloads referenced below.
Based on the HP LTFS Support matrix documentation, I purchased an HP EH958A Ultrium 3000 LTO-5 tape drive and a ATTO ExpressSAS H644 PCIe interface card.
I downloaded and installed the latest firmware and drivers from ATTO
I downloaded and installed HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools and used Terminal to update the Ultrium 3000 firmware
Per the HP Storageworks HP LTFS Linear Tape File System user guide, I downloaded and installed MacFUSE module version 2.0.3,2 from http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/
I downloaded and installed HP LTFS Binaries (v1.1.0) by first installing the provided ICUFrameworks followed by LinearTapeFileSystem
That completes the updates and installs, you are now ready to use LTFS
Open Terminal window, copy paste the following commands
--This instructs your system where to look for the definition of LTFS commands
mkltfs -d 0 -f
--With a tape loaded this formats the tape for LTFS, the -f variable forces a reformat if necessary
mkdir -p /mnt/lto5
--This creates a folder (directory) at the top (root) level of your system drive called: mnt, and creates
another folder called: lto5 inside the mnt folder, the -p variable allows creation of a folder inside another folder
--If you prefer, you can simply create a folder on your desktop using Finder (Cmnd-Shift-N) and name it lto5
--Changes the lto5 directory inside mnt folder on System drive to represent the LTO-5 tape drive
--If you created the lto5 folder on your desktop you would use this command;
ltfs /users/(current username)/desktop/lto5
When you look at the lto5 directory you will notice the lto5 icon has changed from a folder to a
shared network volume icon
NOTE: This command will remove control from this Terminal window until after the drive is unmounted. Do NOT close this Terminal window. Any additional commands including 'umount' must be performed in a new Terminal window.
You can now drag and drop files and folders onto the lto5 shared network volume icon.
Please understand that if you remove a file from the LTO-5 tape it does NOT necessarily free up space like a hard drive. Review limitations listed in the LTFS USER Guide.
--To unmount tape, this must be performed before EJECT. This will return the lto5 icon from a shared
network volume icon back to a folder icon
To re-mount a recorded tape use the ltfs /mnt/lto5 or equivalent command
06-05-2014 05:31 PM
Re: LTFS won't mount Mac OS X
Im unable to use HP Open store other than the command line......
below is the outcome, can anyone help me out with this.
sh-3.2# mkltfs -d 1
LTFS15526I This operation will result in irrecoverable loss of data on the tape (Data or LTFS formatted).
Enter 'Y' if you agree or any other key to abort.
LTFS15000I Starting mkltfs, HP StoreOpen Automation version 1.3.0, log level 2
LTFS15041I Launched by "mkltfs -d 1"
LTFS15042I This binary is built for Mac OS X
LTFS15043I GCC version is 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)
LTFS17087I Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 12.5.0: Sun Sep 29 13:33:47 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2050.48.12~1/RELEASE_X86_64
LTFS17085I Plugin: Loading "ltotape" driver
LTFS20027E Failed to find specific device instance 1
LTFS12012E Cannot open device: failed backend open call
LTFS10004E Cannot open device '1'