[wellylug] Backing up to a SCSI tape drive

Brent Wood pcreso at pcreso.com
Mon Jul 25 08:04:17 NZST 2005

--- Jamie Dobbs <jamie.dobbs at orcon.net.nz> wrote:

> I have recently been given an external SCSI DLT drive that I have hooked 
> up to my machine and can use from Windows but would also like to be able 
> to use it from Linux. The details from dmseg are:

I've found testing a config with taper is relatively easy, and for a fully
fledged backup system, Arkeia is hard to beat, but for a basic home backup it
may be a bit much.... very nice gui though :-)


> i91u: PCI Base=0xEC00, IRQ=18, BIOS=0xFF000, SCSI ID=7
> i91u: Reset SCSI Bus ...
> scsi0 : Initio INI-9X00U/UW SCSI device driver; Revision: 1.04a
>   Vendor: SUN       Model: DLT4000           Rev: CD50
>   Type:   Sequential-Access                  ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> st: Version 20050312, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
> Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
> st0: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 
> 1048575
> How would I go about using this drive? Are there any good GUI tape 
> backup programs around?
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