[K12OSN] Tape backup

Bert Rolston bert.rolston at clear.net.nz
Wed Jun 16 22:46:44 UTC 2004

Hi Mark,

One other thing I found.

The drive I was using was an SLR. The particular drive was 20 / 40 GB.
There were two different types of tapes available in that capacity. The
supplier gave me the wrong type initially. 

The drive would not work!

This also applies to DAT tapes.

Be absolutely sure you have the correct tapes for your tape drive, other
wise mt will fault every time. Very cryptic messages are produced when
this happens!


On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 03:36, Mark Gumprecht wrote:
> I have a dell power edge server with a dlt1 tape drive. I'm running 
> Redhat 9.0 with the LTSP 3.1.2 loaded. The install sees the tape drive 
> in the hardware browser as dev/st. Not as dev/st0/1/2/3... . Anyone know 
> how to get this to be mountable? I checked the /etc/fstab and there is 
> no listing for the tape drive and wasn't sure on how to enter it, file 
> type and such.
> Thanks
> Mark
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