Add FC Tape to Solaris 10

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Old 09-17-2013
Add FC Tape to Solaris 10


I'm pretty new in Solaris 10 and we now have to add an FC-based library to the Solaris. As far as I am informed, we have restart the Sun with the command "boot-r", to detect new devices, right?
Then the library should be found automatically?
How can I check if the library has been detected?
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Old 09-17-2013
If you have FC devices already in your system a devfsadm -v should find the new devices. You can check with cfgadm -al for the new devices.

If you need a reboot, please do an init 0 (from console session) and a boot -r from ok prompt or if you have a x86 based machine you can use touch /reconfigure an run init 6 to reboot the system.
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Old 09-17-2013

many thanks for the quick reply. Should i have to configure the Library with the command "cfgadm-c configure ...", too?
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Old 09-17-2013
That depends on the library... You should use the documentation to find the right way to do it!
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Old 09-19-2013

with the boot reconfiguration process you can discover the tape devices on the OS (/dev/rmt*). These devices can be used without problems.

However if the Library have a medium changer this need a driver, this driver normally is provied by the software than can be used to backups (networker, netbackup, commvault, etc)

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