[svlug] (mini cartridge) tape backup.

Alvin Oga alvin at planet.fef.com
Sat Jan 2 11:07:17 PST 1999

hi ya bill

try one of the "tape drivers"

root# /bin/mt -f /dev/nst0 rewind
root# /bin/mt -f /dev/st0 rewind
root# /bin/mt -f /dev/nrft0 rewind
root# /bin/mt -f /dev/rft0 rewind	<<--- my guess....

/bin/mt -f /dev/rft0  offline	to eject it if it can...

when you find the one that works...make a link for ftape

cd /dev ; ln -s rft0 ftape

than try it again:

root# tar  zcvf /dev/ftape /etc /root

> 	I have a functional (internal) HP Colorado 250/350 tape backup that
> has served it's purpose fine for me and still does in a winDOZE-95
> environment.
> 	It uses the DC-2120 1/4" Mini Data Cartridge, QIC 80 format and it
> plugs into my A: drive ribbon inside my system. I want to archive

that says you should use the "ftape" drivers...
- make sure you have the ftape module or compiled into the kernel

> some apps that I've downloaded that exceed my 1.44 floppy's
> capacity.
> 	I know this size of a tape drive is small *BUT* I feel that
> anything that I can do in winDOZE, I can do in Linux. Except, use a
> winmodem. :)
> 	If this tape drive was detected during install, I didn't see any
> mention of LINUX seeing it. 
> (1) How would I see if Linux can talk to it?

have fun linuxing

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