No tar for my tape drive!?!? SAS tape library help...
Any help here would be wonderful. tar will not work on my tape drive! Weirdness... Here is some background.
I recently purchased a new IBM TS2900 Autoloader:
I have hooked up this via an Adaptec SAS 58300:
After some rough patches getting the Adaptec card to even work. I built a custom kernel (18.104.22.168) with support for this card. I also upgraded my backup system to lenny because I needed some new functionality out of initramfs to load the firmware for this card.
[2:0:0:0] tape IBM ULT3580-HH4 85V8 /dev/st0
[2:0:0:1] mediumx IBM 3572-TL 0003 /dev/sch0
So far so good.
> mtx -f /dev/sg3 status shows:
Storage Changer /dev/sg3:1 Drives, 9 Slots ( 0 Import/Export )
Data Transfer Element 0:Empty
Storage Element 1:Full :VolumeTag=389ADOL4
Storage Element 2:Full :VolumeTag=385ADOL4
Storage Element 3:Full :VolumeTag=386ADOL4
Storage Element 4:Empty
Storage Element 5:Full :VolumeTag=387ADOL4
Storage Element 6:Empty
Storage Element 7:Full :VolumeTag=388ADOL4
Storage Element 8:Empty
Storage Element 9:Full :VolumeTag=CLNU94L1
Very nice. Let's move a tape into the drive.
> mtx -f /dev/sg3 load 2
Loading media from Storage Element 2 into drive 0...done
Ok. Now lets rewind the tape.
> mt -f /dev/nst0 rewind
No errors. Good. Do we have a tape in the drive? Let's make sure.
> mt -f /dev/nst0 status
SCSI 2 tape drive:
File number=0, block number=0, partition=0.
Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x46 (LTO-4).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (41010000):
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