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Old 11-08-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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Installation of internal HP DAT 40i DDS internal tape drive


Dear All,

I'm using RedHat Linux 9.0 and recently I would like to add a HP DAT 40i DDS internal tape drive to my server

I'm familiar with TAR command but I'm new to linux tape drive

Could someone show me step by step how I can set it up so RH Linux can recognize it and also a sample of how to do TAR backup on it

Thank you very much in advance
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:37 AM   #2
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I assume the drive is SCSI?
Make sure the SCSI tape module st is loading.

The tape device will be:
/dev/st0 - rewinds tape
/dev/nst0 - does not rewind tape.

The tar command works the same
tar -cvf /dev/st0 /files/to/backup
 
Old 11-08-2004, 09:36 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply michaelk.

Err how do I ensure the SCSI tape module st is loaded up?

If i want to backup 2 files to same tape am i right with the following command?

1. tar -cvf /dev/st0 /backup/file1
2. tar -rvf /dev/nst0 /backup/file2
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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Look at the output of the command lsmod
If not then load it via the command
modprobe st

Actually, I've never used the r option with a tape drive.
 
  


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