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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.