Adding a Tape Drive or Second Hard Drive

Adding a Tape Drive or Second Hard Drive

Post by Charles Thompso » Thu, 23 May 1996 04:00:00

Our site recently "inherited" a Linux box for our web server.  I've
been able to figure most of the OS out except for adding a tape drive
unit to do backups on.  I'd love to eventually add a second hard drive
and just do mirroring to that hard drive so if anything ever went
totally wrong I could simply replace the bad hard drive with the good
one and simply reboot.  I added the tape drive unit to the slot where
the CD-Rom used to be but I'm not able to access it.  Any help or

Charles Thompson
Eastern Arizona College
Applications Analyst

(520) 428-8376


1. Re. Problems adding tape drives to RS6000/220 Re: Problems adding tape drives to RS6000/220

Your system does not find the tape during boot phase. For IBM tapes normally
plug them, switch them on, boot up the system and AIX automatically
configures them.

The 220 uses other SCSI cabels than your 320 are they ok. Check the SCSI ID
of your tape - maybe you have other devices using the same ID. Run
'lscfg -v' to display all devices.

frank ;-)

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