tape changer, but not tape drive

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.org
Mon Apr 28 09:49:37 UTC 2008

Dan Langille wrote:
> I've added a DLT tape library to a system that already had a DLT tape  
> drive.
> The problem: dmesg shows only one tape drive, the original.  The tape
> library's tape drive is not showing up.

Years back I heard over lunch (never saw it) of some tape carousels
(DAT) that had both a scsi & serial interface. SCSI for data flow,
serial for media selection. Might your selector have another interface
that needs connecting & probing ?

Julian Stacey: BSDUnixLinux C Prog Admin SysEng Consult Munich www.berklix.com
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