Tape Backup

Discussion in 'Technical' started by xendistar, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. xendistar

    xendistar New Member

    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

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think you must use the mount command to mount the drive. See
    man mount
    for more information.
  3. xendistar

    xendistar New Member

    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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