[Ukfreebsd] FreeBSD and LTO 3 tape drives

andy thomas andy at time-domain.co.uk
Fri Aug 16 08:00:57 BST 2013


Further to my message last night, these problems have now been resolved.

The sparse output from mt -f XXX status doesn't stop the tape drive from 
actually working. And apparently we need to use the SCSI-generic device 
names such as /dev/pass8 and /dev/pass9, etc with the mtx and tapeinfo 
utilities. Also discovered FBSD's chio utility so I'm now well on my way 
to a functioning system.

cheers, Andy


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