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Jul 15, 2010

Does anyone know of any existing software to aid in this task? We already offer backed-up data storage to our users, but no means of say arching original data sets for long term storage(NIH, etc rules). Something that could be user initiated, where they login into the archive server, tell it I want such and such files archives, and on its own it takes those files and gives them to a tape library(drive+robot).

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Debian Hardware :: Getting HPE Library And Tape Tools To Recognize Tape Drive

Apr 3, 2016

I have been using an LTO-5 Ultrium-3000 tape drive connected to an ATTO HBA without problem. I can control the tape drive using "mt -f /dev/nst0" and have been able to make successful backups using cpio, tar, and dump/restore. I followed some instructions on the web about how to install the HPE Library and Tape Tools application (version 4.21) which relies on conversion of a rpm to a deb file. The software seems to have been installed correctly and runs. However the hardware scan function does not recognize my tape drive. The following is suggested in the user manual if the tape device is not recognized by the software under Linux:

1. Login as root.
2. Edit the following file:
vi /etc/modules.conf
3. Add the following line as appropriate:
add options scsi_mod max_scsi_luns=128
4. Reboot the computer.

The problem is I don't have an /etc/modules.conf and am not sure exactly which file would be equivalent? If this is even the correct solution.

My tape drive is controllable and functions well using "mt -f /dev/nst0 status" so it seems to be a matter of LT&T software to detect the tape drive.

At the risk of providing too much info here some, possibly relevant, output from lshw

description: PCI bridge
product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: b5

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Mar 8, 2010

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Feb 10, 2011

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1) mt /dev/st0 rewind

2) tar xvf /dev/st0

3) tar xvf /dev/st0 fsf 1 (Using this to move to the next segment of the tape) and then

4) tar -xvf/dev/st0

I keep repeating steps 3 and 4.

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Feb 22, 2010

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My question is, is there a way of overwriting the data on the next backup on the tape, rather than appending or requiring that all tapes in a pool are full before a tape can be recycled. As the mon-thurs tapes currently cant be recycled until all the Friday tapes have been used. The reason why I dont have seperate pools for the Friday backups and the other days of the week or even seperate pools for each day of the week, is that if a tape is accidently not changed or someone puts in the incorrect tape by accident a backup will still occur. Which is better than no backup!

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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript">


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I am running Ubuntu 10.04, and i recently purchased an tandberg LTO-4 SAS tape drive. I want to access it and backup data on it. Do I simply just connect plug it into the server,and I should be able to backup/transfer data to the tape drive? Or are there intermediate steps before I can do that. Here are some results from commands that I have typed:


ls /dev/tape/


ls -lt /dev/tape/by-id/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2011-02-25 14:54 scsi-3500110a00145553e -> ../../st0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2011-02-25 14:54 scsi-3500110a00145553e-nst -> ../../nst0


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Dec 8, 2008

I have dell poweredge 830 server with tape drive and RHEL 4 running on it....the issue i am facing is,i am unable to insert the tape as i had ejected the tape forcefully from it....

i tried to do a listing of the contents backedup on tape and it got struck in middle throwing below error,

/dev/st0:device input/output error. after which i was unable to eject the tape using
mt -f /dev/st0 rewoffl

i removed the tape by holding the eject button and now when i try to insert another tape, it's unable to take the tape in to tape drive...

I've tried doing all except reeboting the server, can any one help me out in this issue, hope the blow information may help in debugging the issue... code....

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We have RHEL4 loaded on the server and our tape drive is not working.While taking the backup on the tape using the command tar cvf /dev/nst0 * the system is creating a tar file by the name of nst0 in /dev directory and no backup is being taken on the tape .Please provide solution.

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Jun 13, 2011

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I got the part working to tar files to the remote tape drive like this:


currently I got rsync to work with out being prompted for password like this:


How can I get the above tar command to work like the rsync command so it does not prompt me for a password.

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Is there a way through which a context save (save contents of data segment of shared object) and a context load (load previously saved contents of data segment of shared object)operation can be performed on the shared object library. This way the context for each media stream can be saved and loaded before and after processing the "other" media stream respectively.

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Since the backkup was done with cpio instead of tar, I'm not sure if I can browse the tape with restore -i anyway.What would be the best way to browse the tape on /dev/rmt/1 without actually restoring anything ?This is an ancient DGUX system, not Linux, and I'm not a unix expert I just inherited this server recently, but a lot of things are very similar to Linux and it looked like this might be a good place to ask.

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We have been using an Ultrium LTO-2 tape drive to perform backups of certain information from our file server. Recently, the data that we are backing up has grown too large to fit on the tapes in their 200GB uncompressed capacity. I have been looking around for a way to enable the compression in the drive, but I haven't found much. I am not using any backup software, so I'm not sure if I'll even be able to. I write the tape using a simple 'tar' command, so there aren't a whole lot of options to be set. Is there a way that I can enable the drive's compression, or would I be better off running the tar command with the gzip or bzip flags?

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After copy, close my ssh sessions.

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how can i start backup direct to (remote) -> root@server/dev/st0

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I have a client that is looking for a way to archive their email (making it searchable, etc) -- all on a shared hosting account.

I was kind of thinking of having some way to parse/store email in a MySQL database and make it searchable using a PHP application. But I'm not sure how to parse the headers (if it's even possible to do so).

Any other ideas on this type of application? They are wanting a way to archive email, make it searchable, keep a record of all emails sent, etc. They're willing to "purchase" a mail server if necessary. But I'm hoping to find a way that they won't have to.

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PHP Code:
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My problem is I want to save electricity and minimize my carbon footprint but also I need a LOT of terabytes for what I have and what I will have, since these are going to be DVD quality (and later Blu-Ray quality) movies playing on a big TV from the PS3. I want RAID 6 level redundancy so that when 2 or even 3 drives fail (as Murphy's Law says they will want to do all at once), I can still recover. (Yes, I'm an insurance dude, with all the risk aversion that this implies)

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