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What to do after installing lin_tape

My OS Linux Centos 6.4 is running on a vmware, I downloaded an Virtual tape library VTL from IBM site (Lin_tape), After I download it, I tried to define the drive name /dev/st1 in the TSM Server, but ...
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Debian - Persistent tape binding

I have a problem, whenever the library is rebooted, a cartdrige is mounted, or any operation, Linux is changing path for library, making it unavailable to automate backup procesing, it is even worst ...
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How get the label of the currently inserted tape?

I would like to design a debug script that outputs the Bacula's label of the tape currently inserted in the tape loaders and to send the result into Opsview if required. should those be mounted or ...
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Backing up VMs to a tape drive

I've got myself one of these fancy tape drives, HP LTO2 with 200/400 GB cartridges. The st driver reports it like this: scsi 1:0:0:0: Sequential-Access HP Ultrium 2-SCSI T65D I can ...
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Internal LTO tape drive becomes hot

We use an internal LTO3 tape drive (HP Ultrium 920) in a PC (no particular server hardware) running Linux. The tape drive becomes quite hot - I don't have the exact temperature, but you may touch it ...
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File system that mounts a set of exchangeable media as single file system and handles media changes transparently

I'd like to build a DVD library (probably later to become a tape library) with a home-built robot that moves media between a store area (i.e. the 'shelves' where the physical DVDs are kept) and the ...
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tar from tape never finds directory I want

I'm a newbie when it comes to working with tape backups. I'm trying to extract a directory from a tape archive, and not getting much success. The directory on the tape is of the format ...
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Linux tape drive throughput performance statistics

Does anyone know a way, (other than using SystemTap + iostat-scsi.stp script), to get Tape Drive performance statistics? Server: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.7 (Tikanga) Kernel ...
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Should static data be backed up every time to tape?

In the Backup and Recovery book, they write it is good practice to make a full backup every month, and then increments or differential back up each week. What if I have 800GB data and ~10GB changes ...
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Backup solution advice for a small development team [closed]

I'm a developer who works from home and I get alot of graphics, apps and code that I need to backup. Thhe critical data is about 10GB and all the rest is about 100GB. Should I buy a tape device? Or ...
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How to write to a tape using hardware compression on Linux?

I have an LTO-4 tape connected to a Linux host and Linux creates all the usual devices for this tape as follows: /dev/nst0 /dev/nst0a /dev/nst0l /dev/nst0m /dev/st0 /dev/st0a /dev/st0l /dev/st0m I ...
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archiving on tape under Linux

I have a server with 8TB data, and a tape with high numbered 400GB tape cartridges. What would be the best solution to backup this server with the least effort ? I think after one full backup, I can ...
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Is it possible to open Tar tape on Windows machine?

HP DAT DDS5 external USB tape drive connected to a CentOS 5 server. Some files are being backed-up directly to the tape using the Tar utility/command. If I connect the tape drive to a Windows ...
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Restore Unix Tapes in Windows

I have some tape Cartridges written in UNIX/ Linux which i want to restore in a Windows Vista/ 2003 64bit Server system. Can anyone suggest the software/ tools required. Windows doesn't recognize ...
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Bacula tape changing

How can I get Bacula to move the tape to the IO slot after it has ran a specific job? I run daily backups with Bacula since a couple of days and I was wondering if I can do this kind of thing. I've ...