I'm trying to use a M1500 tape library that is new to me. Whenever the SCSI bus enumerates (at BIOS load and when Linux is booting) the enumeration will hang until I turn off and back on the tape drive in the library.
I have a couple of external tape drives connected to a server (Ultra320 SCSI). I do not use them frequently, but they are on all the time collecting dust (because of the fans). If I turned them off (without disconnecting them from the bus), without rebooting the server, would it work correctly? Would I then be able to turn them on (when needed) without rebooting?
I am looking to setup a script to tar files to a tape drive. The size of the tar will be larger than a single tape, so tar prompts me for a second tape. Essentially, I need to build a script that will start writing the files to tape, eject the tape once it is full, then start writing once a new tape is is. If it is done via script, I do not know how to respond to the prompt about the second tape.
All of the documentation on installation starts off with a CD or DVD that you boot from.
Many years ago, I did Sun (pre Solaris) installations booting from a local SCSI tape and then doing a true network installation using (remote dump piped to local restore) over the network - much faster than tape.
But I had a tape drive to boot from.
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