HP Surestore Dat24x6

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Old 10-15-2002
Question HP Surestore Dat24x6

I just "found" this autoloader under a bunch of "crap".
Never knew we had one! Since I'm cutting it close to being full on my existing 2 tape drives (DDS2 & DDS3) I want to connect this device and start using it.
Ok, I know there's the possibility that it doesn't work, but once I have it connected, what device file would I use for the device? Can I give it multiple names for each tape?

All help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-16-2002
Connect the device and issue:

# ioscan -fnC tape

From this output check to see if the new device is listed. I assume you have the stape driver already loaded in the kernel since you are using DDS2 and DDS3 devices. So issue:

# insf -e

And see if it builds the device files for you. Depending on device files are already present (i.e. /dev/rmt/0* and /dev/rmt/1*) it will probably build /dev/rmt/2* device files for you. You can use these to reference the new device.
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Old 10-16-2002
saabir's advice assumes that you have HP-UX. I didn't see HP-UX mentioned, but maybe that's what you're using.

After you get the drive connected, the command "mt -f device offl" should be able to switch to the next tape.
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