Hello! Excuse me for my foolish question.Did you move some switches on the tape cartridge?Look like you protect your tape from writing or you using a WORM tape already recorded. [by sub31]
on 02/12/2010 – Made popular on 02/12/2010
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.
I would like to keep a log of files that I am writing to tape using dd or tar for each file. Then at the end of the run, prepend that log to the beginning of the tape using dd. If it works, I can see the contents of any tape by reading the first few blocks, and then use "mt fsf" to position the tape at the specified file.
The only way I know to read from an LTO tape drive is with big, heavy tools like Backup Exec.
I am looking for a light weight or free tool that can read files from an LTO tape drive attached to a Windows server. Preferably the tool would let me inventory the backup sessions on a tape and choose one or more files to read from the tape to disk.
I'm contemplating an auto-loading tape drive as part of a backup strategy. This would be my first experience with tape backup. The cost-effectiveness of tape drives seems to depend on the assumption that they will provide many years of service. I'm having a difficult time assessing how many years of service to expect from a tape drive, however.