Old 24th February 2006, 03:56
xendistar xendistar is offline
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Default Tape Backup

I am slowly getting an old server up and running, now its the turn of the Tape Drive to have my attention. The tape drive in question is a HP C1537A DDS 3 tape drive unit, it is seen by the systen during boot up (listed in dmesg)and given the ID st0, but it is not shown in /etc/fstab I have googled and found several backup application and some backup scripts but nothing about getting the tape drive running

So my question is what do I need to install to get it up and running. My machine spec and distro are listed below.

Debian Stable with 2.6.8-2-686-smp kernel
KDE 3.3 (because I was brought up on gui and not cli)
The tape drive sits on the same raid card as the disks (3x35gb in raid 5)

Thanks in advance

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Old 24th February 2006, 13:14
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I think you must use the mount command to mount the drive. See
man mount
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Old 25th February 2006, 15:45
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Found what I needed, it was a small program called mt-st, this gives me access to the tape drive, I now have to choose what program I want to run the backups.


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