Subject: Re: DAT support?
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/1997 02:08:24
On Mon, 30 Dec 1996 10:42:36 +0200 (EET)
Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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?
This is from the dmesg output of mail.NetBSD.ORG...
[ Frobbed to fit 80 columns :-) ]
ahc0: target 5 synchronous at 5.0MHz, offset = 0xf
st0 at scsibus0 targ 5 lun 0: <ARCHIVE, Python 28849-XXX, 4.98> SCSI2
st0: drive empty
ch0 at scsibus0 targ 5 lun 1: <ARCHIVE, Python 28849-XXX, 4.98> SCSI2
ch0: 4 slots, 1 drive, 1 picker
This is a DDS-1/DC drive and 4-tape changer; a 13-tape magazine is available.
I purchased this drive from http://www.corpsys.com/ ... I think they
only have the DDS-2 versions available now...
I've also been told of the Exabyte changers working, and have personally
used a 30+ 8mm changer with the "ch" driver. I wrote the current
"ch" driver, so if you have problems with it, you can contact me.
The changer driver has a companion program called chio(1) which provides
command-line access to the changer... there is also an ioctl suite; see
<sys/chio.h> for details.
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