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Old 11-04-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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type drive


hello I got a type drive http://www.usbshop.com/lacait5013ex.html and I can see red light on the back of external type drive. This is my first time using a backup type drive before I usually do backup with DVD-R, so I don't know what is the commnad to do it. and I am not using any gui to do the backup
and How would i know which of the /dev/??? is for the type drive

thx
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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The tape drive will have a device id of /dev/st0. Assuming this is the only drive connected.
tar is one app to backup data to tape but there are lots of different backup applications on sourceforge and freshmeat.
 
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hey michaelk

there is no block device call st0 in the directory /dev/ it very wired
 
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Is this the only SCSI device on the controller?
Do you know the make / model of the SCSI controller?
Check the output of the console command lsmod to see if the tape drive module st is loading. If not try:
modprobe st
 
Old 11-07-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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I have two SCSI hard-drive which I did LVM on it, I have a separate SCSI controller for the type drive, so now I did the modprobe and now I could see st with lsmod but still I am having problem with the block device

How could I make the block if I dont have the #
 
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Is the module for the SCSI controller connected to the tape drive loading?
Look at the output of the dmesg commmad. Do you see anything that references the tape drive?
 
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After I did the modprobe st and I run the command dmesg at the bottom
st: Version 20041025, fixed, bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
 
  


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