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Im a newbie in Linux and have read several postings about using a tape drive but the more I got confused. Anyway here are some of the info needed that I believe could help and I hope somebody can walk me through to be able to use my tape drive.
- Im not familiar whether I still need to install a specific driver just to use my tape drive or if its plug and play in Linux.
Machine : HP Proliant DL380 G4 Intel Xeon
HDD : 2 HP Ultra Scsi 72.8 GB in stripe configured using HP Smart Start on channel 1 and 2
Tape Drive : HP Storageworks Dat 40 Scsi on channel 4
OS : Redhat AS3 2.4.21-37.ELsmp
dmesg : nothing about SCSI or tape
tail /var/log/messages :nothing about SCSI or tape
lsmod : st 31524 0 (autoclean) (unused)
autofs4 16888 0 (autoclean) (unused)
cciss 48172 4
sd_mod 14160 0 (unused)
scsi_mod 115756 3 [st sg cciss sd_mod]
cat /proc/scsi/scsi : Attached devices: none
lsmod | grep scsi : scsi_mod 115756 3 [st sg cciss sd_mod]
insmod st : Using /lib/modules/2.4.21-37.ELsmp/kernel/drivers/scsi/st.o
mknod tape c 37 0 : proceeded and created tape in /dev
tar cvf /dev/tape / : tried this but released the tape first it proceeded despite tape is out, meaning its storing on local disk
Anybody who can give me series of commands to complete usage of my tape drive given the info above?
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