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Tape backup operations on illumos/OmniOS

I was able to finalise installation of tape backup drive, a Tandberg (IBM) LTO-8, on the LISP server. On that machine, is it available as /dev/dsk/c3t0025385971B16535d0p0, and more simply as /dev/rmt/0. To see status mt -f /dev/rmt/0 status To erase tape: mt -f /dev/rmt/0 erase To rewind tape: mt -f /dev/rmt/0 offline Of course, see man mt for more.