I had an older box which I was using as the site backup machine. A
friend gave me a HP DAT72 drive and I got it up and working on the
Fedora 11 OS. I did backups and tested everything. The tape drive
was accessed as /dev/st4. This box ran Samba and users copied their
files to the this machine. I did backups using:
tar cvf /dev/st4 /home/<user> /home/<user>
Then I decided to upgrade. I swapped out the motherboard and got a
64 bit cpu and upgraded the OS (complete new install). I now have
Fedora 15 running on the box.
The tape drive has been visible as /dev/st4 occasionally. And when
it is I have used it to make a small backup and test the restore.
But the /dev/st4 is not always visible and the file /dev/st4 usually
disappears upon reboot. I don't know what I did to make it appear
It almost looks like the device changed from /dev/st4 to /dev/st0.
Is that possible?
Does anybody have a clue? Is there some command that I am missing?
What can I do? Thanks for any help!
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