Subject: Re: DAT support?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Erik Rungi <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/1997 17:02:58
From: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 10:42:36 +0200 (EET)
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What kind of a DAT drive do you recommend for a NetBSD (1.2/i386) system?
Do we have support for DAT changers (would be nice with AMANDA - could
create backups of all machines automatically)? What are the DS-1, DDS-1,
and DDS-2 types mentioned for different DAT drives?
Hm, there should be a "recommended hardware" list somewhere.. :-)
Hi. I recently installed a Sony DDS-2 SDT-5000 4GB/8GB internal DAT
drive on my NetBSD/i386 1.2 system on my SCSI chain, and netbsd
happily recognized the drive as /dev/st0, with no problems
whatsoever. Only thing I had to do was compile st0 into the kernel.
DDS-2 is 120M 4GB uncompressed DAT tape. My drive operates at
300kbytes/sec sustained rate with 1MB burst rate (so the specs claim)
and this seems to be accurate (approx 3GB drive backed up in 2.5 hours
Hope this helps.