Subject: Re: Can't eject tape from a tlz06
To: Pierre BERGDOLT <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/01/1999 15:16:00
On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Pierre BERGDOLT wrote:

> At then end of the daily backup script I have the following command:
> mt -f /dev/nrtm1 rewoffl
> rmt1 is the device associated with a DEC TLZ06. This command
> deseperately doesn't eject the tape form the TLZ06. Does anyone know
> why?

  Because the tape driver doesn't distinguish between rewind and

> I also try "eject -t tape -f /dev/rmt1" but same result: that doesn't
> work.

  Eject can only do what the driver will do, so it's not going to be
able to do any more than the mt command.


Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA