Sony Tape Drive
Mon Aug 16 16:12:38 BST 1999
Thanks for that. Yes, the tape shows up as:
(ahc0:0:0): "SONY SDT-9000 0400" type 1 removable SCSI2
st0(ahc0:0:0): Sequential-Access density code 0x13, drive empty
So ... that's good news. Now then. I tried the following to backup two files (just
dummies) using TAR:
'tar cfb /dev/st0 fileone filetwo'
Seemed quite happy .. no 'what the f*** do you mean by that!' errors, so I deleted
the two files from their original location and then realised that I did not know the
name of the archive that they were in on '/dev/st0'. How do you name an archive when
you create is?
Hmm .. tried 'tar --extract fileone'
OK. So ... watching the tape drive, it is being accessed when I try to '--extract'
an archived file.
Then I get told that 'fileone' doesn't exist in the archive.
I mean ... what's going on?
Josef Karthauser wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 02:44:18PM +0100, Steve Greenshaw wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to mount
> > and use my Sony SDT-9000 series DDS tape drive?
> > In /etc/devices there is an entry for 'st0' which is the unit number of
> > the tape drive, but anything beyond that is a mystery to me. I'm running
> > FreeBSD 2.2.5 and want to backup each of my 9Gb SCSI's ...
> > Regards,
> > Steve.
> 2.2.5? You'll want to take a look at upgrading to 3.2 - it's much funkier :).
> After a reboot, type '/sbin/dmesg | more'. Does the tape drive identify itself?
> If so then take a look at 'man dump' and 'man tar'. These tools talk directly
> to a tape machine.
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