RE: tape drives
You probably want to use the SCSI Tape driver for that. As I understand,
pretty much all SCSI tape drives have a similar set of commands and
features. Your Compaq EOD003 probably operates similarly to my HP 88980,
which is an ancient 9-track drive :-)
The mt(1) program can be used to position the tape, erase tapes, etc. The
st driver will allow the st library to work with programs like mt or your
choice of backup software.
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From: David Bishop [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: tape drives
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I just installed a scsi tape drive (Compaq EOD003) and was wondering how I
can tell whether or not it is recognized. I have never used tape drives
before (at least, that weren't already setup) and I don't know even the
thing about them. Searching for scsi tape drive linux via google didn't
up much of any help, the howto seems to be about 3 years old.
Once I figure out whether or not it is working, are there recommendations as
to what I should use for backup software? It is a standalone machine, about
4 gig used, probably going to do once-weekly-full + daily incremental (or
something along those lines).
Thanks for any tips/hints/pointers.
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