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Old 03-20-2002
Tape Backup

Can someone please.... help me how to install tape backup

I am using FreeBSD Unix version running on I386 PC box. My IDE tape device is made by HP (Colorado 5GB).

Thank you in advance!
# 2  
Old 03-20-2002
To restore a tape or to create a tape backup?
merlin
# 3  
Old 03-21-2002
Have you checked out the docs in the FreeBSD handbook?
This link may help:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/disks.html
# 4  
Old 03-21-2002
Tape backup

I installed a Tape backup on my Unix Box. And now how can i create tape backup. When i iussed a command df -k i could see the tape device there (/dev/acd0c).

I went to FreeBsD site. But couldn't find what i was looking for. Please help!
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Old 03-21-2002
Re: Tape backup

Quote:
Originally posted by jackpotp
I installed a Tape backup on my Unix Box. And now how can i create tape backup. When i iussed a command df -k i could see the tape device there (/dev/acd0c).

I went to FreeBsD site. But couldn't find what i was looking for. Please help!
Are you sure about that? I normally see /dev/acd0c as the first CD-ROM/DVD in the system.

Here is a snippet from my FreeBSD machine dmesg output:

Code:
acd0: DVD-ROM <DVD-ROM OEM316B> at ata0-slave using PIO4

# 6  
Old 03-21-2002
Oooops...! You are right, it was CD ROM device. Not the tape backup device. :-) forgive me, i am a UNIX dummie here.
But anyway, can you or anyone help me how to create tape backup?
Again, i have installed an IDE tape backup made by HP (Colorado 5G) on my UNIX box. what step(s) i should do to create backup tape.

Please help!!!!!
Smilie
# 7  
Old 03-21-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by jackpotp
Oooops...! You are right, it was CD ROM device. Not the tape backup device. :-) forgive me, i am a UNIX dummie here.
But anyway, can you or anyone help me how to create tape backup?
Again, i have installed an IDE tape backup made by HP (Colorado 5G) on my UNIX box. what step(s) i should do to create backup tape.

Please help!!!!!
Smilie
All part of the learning curve, my man.

First of all, let's see if your OS even recognizes the tape drive.

This is what I normally do, however some of the more experienced admins may have better way (and if you do, please speak up!)

What I normally do is examine the output of `dmesg`:

Execute a `dmesg | more` and read through the kernel messages and look for any references to the tape drive.
 

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