Originally Posted by dippitydip
Hi all, I have installed a Dell LTO4 SAS tape drive. It appears in the scsi file:
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: ULTRIUM-HH4 Rev: 8191
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03
But I don't know how to acccess it via ssh and WHM/Cpanel. Is it possible to backup to this drive using WHM/Cpanel?
Not sure what WHM/Cpanel is. Are you trying to access the drive itself via SSH, or are you SSH'ing to the server, then trying to do something?
The drive should show up as /dev/rmt* (the * is some number..). Run the "dmesg" command, and look for rmt, and you should see it. From there, you will NOT be able to mount it as a disk, but you can access it, say with tar:
tar cvfz /mydirectory/* > /dev/rmt0
or some such command. There is lots of info on Google about tape rewind/eject and other commands you can issue. Don't know them off the top of my head, since I use network backup stuff.