/dev/rmt is empty - Trying to make Tape Drive Functional

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Operating Systems Solaris /dev/rmt is empty - Trying to make Tape Drive Functional
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Old 11-03-2009
Originally Posted by cvaughn
Ok, let me rephrase it: I've not gotten probe to work as of yet. I'm not running Sun H/W, so when I'm in Single User Mode there isn't an ok> prompt. However when I do attempt to run probe-scsi-all from SUM, it tells me "probe: command not found" because I'm actaully at the root prompt.
I know.. That's why I said to check for any possible drivers that you need to install. Forget about probing anymore.
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tcopy(1)							   User Commands							  tcopy(1)

tcopy - copy a magnetic tape SYNOPSIS
tcopy source [destination] DESCRIPTION
The tcopy utility copies the magnetic tape mounted on the tape drive specified by the source argument. The only assumption made about the contents of a tape is that there are two tape marks at the end. When only a source drive is specified, tcopy scans the tape, and displays information about the sizes of records and tape files. If a des- tination is specified, tcopy makes a copies the source tape onto the destination tape, with blocking preserved. As it copies, tcopy pro- duces the same output as it does when only scanning a tape. The tcopy utility requires the use of Berkeley-compatible device names. For example, example% tcopy /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/2b ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWesu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mt(1), ioctl(2), attributes(5) NOTES
tcopy will only run on systems supporting an associated set of ioctl(2) requests. SunOS 5.10 10 Mar 2000 tcopy(1)