LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-27-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
lfaria
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2014
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question LTFS Help


Hi guys and gals,

Ok so I need to use two LTO-6 drives. My goal is taking a full tape and placing it in drive 1 and copying that data to drive 2.

Right now I am trying to use drive 1 and get the following errors.

I used the following command to see if my drives are visible.

$ cat /proc/scsi/sg/device_strs
IBM ULT3580-TD6 D2DA
IBM ULT3580-TD6 D8E4
PLDS DVD-RW DH16AESH 3L31
ATA WDC WD5000AAKX-0 19.0

But when I use the following command I get this result.

$ ltfs -o devname=/dev/IBMtape0 /mnt/ltfs
1003 LTFS14000I LTFS starting, LTFS version 2.2.0.0 (4301), log level 2
1003 LTFS14058I LTFS Format Specification version 2.2.0
1003 LTFS14104I Launched by "ltfs -o devname=/dev/IBMtape0 /mnt/ltfs"
1003 LTFS14105I This binary is built for Linux (i386)
1003 LTFS14106I GCC version is 4.4.6 20110731 (Red Hat 4.4.6-3)
1003 LTFS17087I Kernel version: Linux version 2.6.32-431.el6.i686 (mockbuild@x86-023.build.eng.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-4) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Sun Nov 10 22:20:22 EST 2013 i386
1003 LTFS17089I Distribution: LSB_VERSION=base-4.0-ia32:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarchrinting-4.0-ia32rinting-4.0-noarch
1003 LTFS17089I Distribution: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.5 (Santiago)
1003 LTFS17089I Distribution: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.5 (Santiago)
1003 LTFS14063I Sync type is "time", Sync time is 300 sec
1003 LTFS17085I Plugin: Loading "ibmtape" driver
1003 LTFS17085I Plugin: Loading "unified" iosched
1003 LTFS14095I Set the tape device write-anywhere mode to avoid cartridge ejection
1003 LTFS12164W Cannot detect lin_tape version
1003 LTFS12193E Old lin_tape version is detected.
1003 LTFS12012E Cannot open device: failed backend open call
1003 LTFS10004E Cannot open device '/dev/IBMtape0'

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 01:24 AM   #2
dijetlo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: RHELtopia....
Distribution: Solaris 11.2/Slackware/RHEL/
Posts: 1,307
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Cannot detect lin_tape version
Did you update the drivers ?
 
Old 05-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
lfaria
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2014
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hi Dijetlo,

Is there a way for me to find out which drivers I would need to update. Do I need to update the drivers on the LTO drives?
 
Old 05-28-2014, 01:18 PM   #4
dijetlo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: RHELtopia....
Distribution: Solaris 11.2/Slackware/RHEL/
Posts: 1,307
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hey Faria.

I'm not really sure, it's been a really long time since I've worked with those things. I just picked that line out of your post and googled it because that appears to be where the train fell off the tracks. It might just be something wrong with the physical media, I'm not really sure.
I think IBM keeps a lot of data on those things, and they have a pretty decent knowledge base/faq/community board. I'd try there.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
dc6iq
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2014
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
It should be /dev/st0, shouldn't it ?

Try this:

root# dmesg | grep "tape "
[ 22.576319] st 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi tape st0
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Compiling Quantum LTFS Software on Debian phillc Linux - Software 23 04-09-2014 04:22 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration