I have installed the command 'mt' in my rhel server and was trying to take the backup the filesystems to tape using 'dump' utility.After every successful backup the tape files are being appended correctly.But i am afraid i cant use mt fsf command to move the tape head to desired position.
[root@htbdb1 ~]# mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1
[root@htbdb1 ~]# mt -f /dev/nst0 stat
SCSI 2 tape drive:
File number=0, block number=0, partition=0.
Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x42 (unknown).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (41010000):
BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN
Still the tape position is at BOT.
What can be done to move the tape head to file number 1 ??
thanks in advance