Originally Posted by chunsa
I have just started working with unix a few weeks ago. I am now doing bakcups on my servers but while on the server after the tape is inserted into the tape drive I get this error after inputing the following command:
# mt status
/dev/rmt/0n: No such device or address
If anyone knows what steps I am to take in order to correct this error please let me know.
This problem could be either that the device /dev/rmt does not exist or that its corresponding driver does not exist or is not loaded. Look for the device with:
ls -l /dev | less
I think that the driver name starts with st. Check to see if the driver is part of the kernel:
find /lib -name "*st*"
See if the driver is loaded with:
Check /etc/modprobe.conf to see if the module-device correspondence is known to the kernel.