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[SOLVED] How to initialize LTO5 Tape Drive?


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Old Unix and Linux 01-09-2013
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[SOLVED] How to initialize LTO5 Tape Drive?


We replaced one of our tape drives (attached to a SPARC Server) with an LTO5 one (external, attached vi SAS). Manually we check (using tar) that the OS can write data to the Tape Drive, however, the application backup is failing.

Since the application takes its own backup, the apps team opened a case with the vendor. The vendor came back stating that "the tape is not initialized".

Can someone explain what it means and how to do it in Solaris 10.

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Got it, it is done by the application.
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