[SunRescue] External case w/4MM tape unit

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Fri May 19 03:14:21 CDT 2000

On Thu, May 18, 2000 at 10:48:06PM -0700, Eric Ozrelic wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>     I recently aquired a Sun 411 case with a 4MM tape backup drive. I hooked
> it up to my trusty SSLX running the newest install of NetBSD. The dmesg
> output
> looks good for this device and reports:
> st0 at scsibus0 targ 5 lun 0: <ARCHIVE, Python 28454-XXX, 4.44> SCSI2
> 1/sequential removable
> st0: density code 0x8c, 512-byte blocks, write-enabled
> Now I just need to see if it works correctly. I have a few 2/4GB tapes
> laying around
> and I would like to see if this thing actually works. What I need to know is
> how do I
> check to see what size this tape drive is, how do I format new tapes, how do
> I read/write
> to this tape, etc... Do I need some specialized tape backup software or can
> I just mount
> the device and pretend it's a disk?
> If anyone can give me a lead on where to find information on this, or can
> just give me a few
> hints it would be great.

"man mt" should tell ya everything you need to know. 8-)


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