[CentOS] Tape drive recommendations

Plant, Dean dean.plant at roke.co.uk
Wed Mar 28 08:02:15 UTC 2007

Don Knott wrote:
> LTO3 is the standard these days... LTO4 will be out midyear hopefully
> and maybe LTO3 prices will come down. 
> I use BRUServer for network backup. It provides similar services to
> what your planning to use Amanda for. They maintain a good bit of
> information at their websites about drives & scsi cards. I'm on an
> older RHEL kernel which they don't support because of scsi problems
> that require me to reboot it about 4:00am each day to keep the tape
> drive in view or it disappears. Other than that, the setup works well
> and LTO3 is fast.      
> http://www.tolisgroup.com/
> http://www.linuxtapecert.org/

Also don't use adaptec SCSI cards with LTO on CentOS3/4. Either the card
or the Linux driver just causes hours of heartache. LSI was recommended
to me from this list and solved the numerous problems we had while using


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