: Hi, am using a DLT 20/40 for backup and restore, but 'mt forward' won't
: forward to the next archive. What am I doin wrong? using RH5.2
if there isn't a link from /dev/tape to the actual tape device,
then you have to explicitely tell mt which device to use.
The option for skipping files is `fsf'. So, to skip one file
you would type `mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1' (assuming that you have
the tape on /dev/st0). Make sure that you specify the non-rewinding
device by putting the letter `n' in front of the device name,
or the tape will immediately rewind after skipping the file.
I also noticed a new version of mt in the RedHat contrib area and
a new version of dump in the update area; you should update your
box with them.