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Old 02-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Tape drive issue


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i onnect tape drive on Redhat 8 server . I try the command mt -f /dev/st0 status and mt -f /dev/st1 status and got the error /dev/st1 No such file or directory. Could someone help to mount the tape drive on my server
 
Old 02-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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tapes are not mounted, they are written to/read from just like a regular file. Does the first command i.e. mt -f /dev/st0 status provide a response or an error message?

What type of tape drive did you connect to your server? What is the make/model. What type of interface does it use? IDE, USB, SCSI etc?

For SCSI you need to make sure the SCSI controller module is being loaded as well as the tape module st.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:35 AM   #3
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tapes are not mounted, they are written to/read from just like a regular file. Does the first command i.e. mt -f /dev/st0 status provide a response or an error message?

What type of tape drive did you connect to your server? What is the make/model. What type of interface does it use? IDE, USB, SCSI etc?

For SCSI you need to make sure the SCSI controller module is being loaded as well as the tape module st.

Thanxs for the replay te model is HP storageWorks Ultinium 960 and the interfac is SCSI. find belong the display of the LS command in /dev

[root@PROV-Server ~]# ls /dev
arpd input md0 md26 parport0 ram4 tap0 tty1 tty27 tty44 tty61 ttyS20 ttyS38 ttyS55 vcs
cciss ip6_fw md1 md27 parport1 ram5 tap1 tty10 tty28 tty45 tty62 ttyS21 ttyS39 ttyS56 vcs1
cdrom js0 md10 md28 parport2 ram6 tap10 tty11 tty29 tty46 tty63 ttyS22 ttyS4 ttyS57 vcs2
cdwriter kmsg md11 md29 parport3 ram7 tap11 tty12 tty3 tty47 tty7 ttyS23 ttyS40 ttyS58 vcs3
console log md12 md3 port ram8 tap12 tty13 tty30 tty48 tty8 ttyS24 ttyS41 ttyS59 vcs4
core loop0 md13 md30 ppp ram9 tap13 tty14 tty31 tty49 tty9 ttyS25 ttyS42 ttyS6 vcs5
disk loop1 md14 md31 ptmx ramdisk tap14 tty15 tty32 tty5 ttyS0 ttyS26 ttyS43 ttyS60 vcs6
dnrtmsg loop2 md15 md4 pts random tap15 tty16 tty33 tty50 ttyS1 ttyS27 ttyS44 ttyS61 vcs7
dvd loop3 md16 md5 ram rawctl tap2 tty17 tty34 tty51 ttyS10 ttyS28 ttyS45 ttyS62 vcsa
dvdwriter loop4 md17 md6 ram0 root tap3 tty18 tty35 tty52 ttyS11 ttyS29 ttyS46 ttyS63 vcsa1
event0 loop5 md18 md7 ram1 route tap4 tty19 tty36 tty53 ttyS12 ttyS3 ttyS47 ttyS64 vcsa2
event1 loop6 md19 md8 ram10 route6 tap5 tty2 tty37 tty54 ttyS13 ttyS30 ttyS48 ttyS65 vcsa3
fd loop7 md2 md9 ram11 rtc tap6 tty20 tty38 tty55 ttyS14 ttyS31 ttyS49 ttyS66 vcsa4
full lp0 md20 mem ram12 shm tap7 tty21 tty39 tty56 ttyS15 ttyS32 ttyS5 ttyS67 vcsa5
fwmonitor lp1 md21 mice ram13 skip tap8 tty22 tty4 tty57 ttyS16 ttyS33 ttyS50 ttyS7 vcsa6
gpmctl lp2 md22 mouse0 ram14 stderr tap9 tty23 tty40 tty58 ttyS17 ttyS34 ttyS51 ttyS8 vcsa7
hda lp3 md23 net ram15 stdin tcpdiag tty24 tty41 tty59 ttyS18 ttyS35 ttyS52 ttyS9 xfrm
hw_random MAKEDEV md24 nflog ram2 stdout tty tty25 tty42 tty6 ttyS19 ttyS36 ttyS53 urandom XOR
initctl mapper md25 null ram3 systty tty0 tty26 tty43 tty60 ttyS2 ttyS37 ttyS54 usersock zero
 
Old 02-20-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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So no tape device exists.
Was the SCSI controller already part of the computer?
Is this a RAID controller?
Post the output of the command lsmod to see if the tape driver st is being loaded.
 
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So no tape device exists.
Was the SCSI controller already part of the computer?
Is this a RAID controller?
Post the output of the command lsmod to see if the tape driver st is being loaded.
please find the print
[root@PROV-Server ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
sg 38369 0
md5 8129 1
ipv6 243425 30
parport_pc 28033 0
lp 15661 0
parport 38025 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 25285 0
i2c_dev 14529 0
i2c_core 26049 1 i2c_dev
sunrpc 143909 1
ext3 119753 5
jbd 59993 1 ext3
dm_mirror 31429 0
dm_mod 65001 1 dm_mirror
joydev 14465 0
button 10705 0
battery 12997 0
ac 8901 0
ehci_hcd 32325 0
uhci_hcd 33241 0
hw_random 9685 0
bnx2 85125 0
ata_piix 19141 0
libata 106141 1 ata_piix
cciss 66733 8
sd_mod 20801 0
scsi_mod 120397 4 sg,libata,cciss,sd_mod
[root@PROV-Server ~]#
 
Old 02-21-2008, 07:55 AM   #6
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Did you plug the tape drive into the RAID controller?
The tape module is not being loaded.

Try running the command:
modprobe st
 
  


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