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Old 07-08-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
Lakki
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Thumbs down interface to SCSI tape device in RHEL


I am working in RHEL. We have SCSI tape device that needs to be connected to SATA.

Can anyone tell the adapter that i have to use and how to do the configuration?

Any idea where the device will get mounted to?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-08-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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I am working in RHEL. We have SCSI tape device that needs to be connected to SATA.

Can anyone tell the adapter that i have to use and how to do the configuration?

Any idea where the device will get mounted to?

Thanks in advance
There are several SCSI-to-SATA adapters out there, a quick Google search will turn up several. As to where it gets mounted, I would assume it would show up as /dev/rmt0, but it won't be 'mounted' like a disk would...tapes are different.

FWIW, I'd probably get a cheap-o SCSI card, to avoid any potential issues you might have with the adapter, but that's just me. Good luck.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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I second TB0ne's suggestion--a real SCSI card probably will give you less hassles than a SCSI-to-SATA adapter (one less bridge to worry about).

Let's face it--the last place you want to discover occasional data corruption is on your backups !!
 
  


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