Tape drive

Joe Stuart jstuart at edenpr.k12.mn.us
Fri Sep 3 09:56:39 PDT 2004

I'm trying to backup to tape, but everything I try I get device not

tar -c /home/joe
tar: /dev/sa0: Cannot open: Device not configured

mt -f /dev/sa0 rewind
mt: /dev/sa0: Device not configured

The device is on and loaded with tapes. Below is the output that is in
the messages log when the server boots, so I'm assuming the server sees
the tape drive alright. Any help is appreciated.

Aug 31 07:42:33 athena /kernel: Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to
Aug 31 07:42:33 athena /kernel: sa0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 4 lun 0
Aug 31 07:42:33 athena /kernel: sa0: <ARCHIVE Python 04377-XXX 735C>
Removable S
equential Access SCSI-2 device
Aug 31 07:42:33 athena /kernel: sa0: 10.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz,
offset 15)

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