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Re: [K12OSN] Testing tape drive



How about tar?

tar cvf /dev/rmt/0 /etc

will tar the files from /etc onto the tape.  Then list the contents of the 
tape to see if it worked:

tar tvf /dev/rmt/0

Hope this helps.

Petre

On Monday 06 May 2002 21:26, you wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> How can I test my tape drive operation without using any backup software.
>
> MT will eject the tape, but that's about all I can get it to do. Other
> commands appear to work, but nothing happens.
>
> The drive is a Tandberg data SLR7 with 20 / 40 GB capacity.
>
> Cheers,
> Bert
>
>
>
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