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Old 05-29-2003, 08:19 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how can I mount a SCSI Tape DDS4 Drive in RedHat Linux 8.0


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You don't mount tapes, you just use the raw device from say tar, i.e. tar cvfz /dev/st0 /someDir


Old 05-29-2003, 08:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response

But the Problemis I want ot use Kdat for taking the backup.

I kdat I have to mount the tape drive, I tried to mount thru /dev/st0, 1, 2, but nothing is working. can u tell me how can I use Kdat or if there is any other GUI based software which I can use in RedHat Linux 8.0 to take the Backup & restore.

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i had the same problem with kdat on suse 8.2. in 8.1 (i used before) it works. anyhow till now i tried taper, tapeware and storix. taper in version 6.9 (stable) cant do backups greater 4gb and v 7.x is still beta. tapware looks ok, except it seems that you have no control about compression, desaster recovery is not available (at least i cant find it) and of course it is comercial so you have to pay for it.
storix is free for 'personal / one server use'. so you can do real testing/using on it and pay only if you need the features of the bigger versions. you can make floppy/cd for desaster recovery. i am not finished with testing it now but it looks very well. there are a lot more programms out there (bru, tar, amanda, arkardia...) but i didnt have a look at them because most of them miss some options that important for me. have a search here at the forum for an overview.

Old 07-07-2006, 04:23 AM   #5
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Hi all,
can any body help me to solve my problem,
I want to take backup of some folders on my scsi dat and also wants that all backup files are backed up in a single file in my local drive too.
How can i do this.


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