>I have obtained a Colorado Jumbo 350 Tape drive.
Ah, yes, a good old QIC-80 tape drive. I have one of these
kicking around too, as a Colorado Trakker 350 (the parallel version of
Quote:>My options are to either place it in the win95 box or the linux box.
Well, if your boxes are networked, put it in the linux box and
use smbtar to back up your windows machine.
If not, just use colorado backup or microsoft backup and run
it that way.
Quote:>My question, does linux support this tape drive and if so how
>would one go about configuring it?
Linux supports this kind of tape drive, has so for quite a
long time. You will want to get the ftape packages from
http://www-math.math.rwth-aachen.de/~LBFM/claus/ftape/, as the ftape
driver in the kernel is quite ancient.
Personally, I use ftape with a Colorado T3000 Travan TR-3
drive on my main server at home, and have done so for a long time. It
works very well, albeit quite slowly.
I also have it on my laptop where I back up to that aforementioned
Colorado Trakker Drive
Ftape is only the device driver: for backup software you can
use anything from tar or cpio to advanced solutions like PerfectBackup
or BRU. Personally I use BRU because it came with Redhat, and nothing
else out there except for Arkeia beats it.
Quote:>please retrun replies to me email address.....
>vk3jma (at) net2000.com.au
Done, you are CC'd and you are spamblocked in the body as well.
Another BCIS student at the Univ. of North Texas
mail: bwillcox (at) jove acs unt edu
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