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Old 03-01-2005
mounting an external scsi tape drive

hi-

I just installed a quad gigaswift ethernet scsi card to my sunblade 150. I checked with the docs, and got all of the required drivers on the box. Now, I'm trying to mount an external scsi tape drive with no luck. I set the scsi address on the external drive to 0. Here's what I'm coming up with.

# mount -F autofs /dev/rmt/0 /tape
# tar -tvf /dev/rmt/0
/dev/rmt/0: directory not found

I believe my syntax is correct. Any input is appreciated.


ECB
# 2  
Old 03-01-2005
hmmmm, i don't think there is a possibility to create a filesystem on a tapedrive..... you do not need to mount a tape drive, just put your tape into the drive and wait ... when he has rewinded the tape type your:
tar tf /dev/rmt/0
to get the taple of contense.....

gP
# 3  
Old 03-01-2005
Thanks pressy. I changed the address on my external scsi drive to 4 to read tapes drives. Will give your reccomendation a shot.

ECB
# 4  
Old 03-01-2005
finding a scsi drive?

Still having the same problem. Keep getting dev/rmt/0 not found. tried mt -f dev/rmt/0. looked in the dev/rmt folder, didn't see any drive numbers. Tried rebooting with a boot -r option with no results.
# 5  
Old 03-01-2005
hmm... what type of drive are you using? a sun drive or 3rd partie?
# 6  
Old 03-02-2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by pressy
hmm... what type of drive are you using? a sun drive or 3rd partie?
I'm using a Sun tape drive. No nomenclature listed, except for "DDS-4" on the front. Didn't get far with a part number search as well.

at the ok prompt, I tried:

show-nets, and didn't see my any scsi listings,

I did a probe-scsi-all

/pci@1f,0/pci@5/pci@2/scsi@2,1

So I interpret that as the adapter is there, but no driver. I grabbed the CD, installed the drivers, and am going to try again.

going to try a boot -r next.

ECB
# 7  
Old 03-02-2005
nope... thats only the scsi controller the obp is testing. if you don't see the tape when you type probe-scsi-all, make sure it is plugged in correctly. you can see every drive in that probe, whether you have solaris driver or not...

gP
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