[CentOS] howto mount a scsi tape drive?
kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 9 17:27:50 UTC 2006
Geert Batsleer wrote:
> after installing centos 4.2 I've noticed that my internal Seagate scsi
> DAT 72GB tape drive hasn't been recognised in /media or doesn't show
> up in gnome when putting in a tape.
> Do I need to edit fstab first or load additional modules in the kernel
> during startup?
> regards, Geert
You don't mount tape drives.
To use it, you first have to know the dev assigned(!) which is usually
/dev/st0 ... /dev/st7.
Use the mt command (man mt) to query and manipulate it try
$ mt -f /dev/st0 status
for openers. Try /dev/st1, /dev/st2.... as needed but /dev/st0 will
probably be the right one.
Data is written to and read from the drive through the st module (man
st); (lsmod to be sure it's loaded).
I haven't checked recently but there was once a bunch of examples in the
texinfo system for the "tar" [(t)ape (ar)chive] command.
$ info tar
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