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Old 10-21-2002
DLT 4000 drivers?

I am using a Quantum DLT 4000 tape drive on a PowerMac G4 with OS 10.1.5
I'd like to use the Terminal application, which is based on BSD 4.4, to see the tape drive and write backup tapes to it.
First, is there a way to list all the devices attached to the computer? And secondly, is there a way to show a description of what each device is - I know that some items in the /dev folder are not physical devices.
Where can I find software on the internet that will allow me to communicate with the tape drive via Unix?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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tms(7)							 Miscellaneous Information Manual						    tms(7)

tms - TMSCP magnetic tape interface SYNOPSIS
For XMI/KDM on Alpha-based systems: bus xmi0 at iop0 vector xmierror controller uq0 at xmi? port kdm vector uqintr device tape tms0 at uq0 drive 0 For MSI Bus: only MIPS-based DECsystem 5500 bus msi0 at ibus? vector msi_isr controller dssc1 at msi0 msinode 1 device tape tms3 at dssc1 drive 3 For XMI/CI/HSC on Alpha-based systems: bus xmi0 at iop0 vector xmierror bus ci0 at xmi? port np vector cimna_isr controller hsc6 at ci0 cinode 6 device tape tms3 at hsc6 drive 3 For tms devices dual ported between two controllers: device tape tms2 at * drive 2 DESCRIPTION
The TMSCP driver provides a standard tape drive interface, as described in mtio(7). This is a driver for any controller that adheres to the Tape Mass Storage Control Protocol (TMSCP). The TMSCP controllers communicate with the host through a packet-oriented protocol termed the Tape Mass Storage Control Protocol. Tape Support - Alpha-based systems TA78, TA79, TA81, TA90, TA90E, TA91 Diagnostics All diagnostic messages are sent to the error logger subsystem. FILES
/dev/rmt??? /dev/nrmt??? SEE ALSO
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