[svlug] (mini cartridge) tape backup.
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
> 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
> 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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