[rescue] Solaris 10 (Sparc) SCSI tape problem

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Aug 21 14:39:26 CDT 2010

On 08/21/10 15:21, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> Isn't there an st.conf or tapes.conf where you need to enter tape geomety?

Supposedly, Solaris 10 since 5/08 release has had automatic tape
configuration for drives that support it.  One of the things I've been
hunting for is information on setting up the configuration manually as a
fallback, in case this drive DOESSN'T support it, but so far I've been
unable to find anything useful.  Haven't stumbled across the right magic
set of search terms, probably.

As far as I can tell, autoconfiguration requires only that the drive
support a particular set of about three or four SCSI commands, none of
them exotic.  I found a list of them yesterday, but can't find it again now.

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