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Old 10-24-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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DAT Tape Drive device name


I am trying to get a HP DAT 72 SCSI internal tape drive working on a HP DL 380 G4 cluster running Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0.

The tape drive is recognised in the bios and I plan on using TAR to perform the backup. However, I need to find out the device name and I don't know the best way to do this in this version of Linux.

Has anyone ever used RHEL 3 and a HP DAT tape together?

I am very new to Linux. I hope this forum is suitable?


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You can look at the output of the dmesg console command to see if the drive is being recognized by the OS. The device ID will be /dev/st0.


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