[CentOS] Using USB Tape drive on Centos 5.3 (kernel 2.6.18-164.10.1.el5PAE)

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Mar 3 08:14:43 UTC 2010

Jobst Schmalenbach wrote:
> I use a lot of tapes but never a USB, 

me neither... all the DAT and better tape drives I've ever seen have 
been SCSI (or FC at the high end).  I wonder if that USB DAT72 actually 
has a USB-SCSI chip in it, then the drive is on the SCSI...       no, 
says its native USB, huh.   elsewhere onn their site, they say its 
compatible with RHEL 5.4 applications includinig native tar, cpio, and 
no driver is required.  they do have firmware upgrades for the drives, 
and a diagnostic CD you can download.  

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