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Installing IBM lin_tape and lin_taped on Linux

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Installing IBM lin_tape and lin_taped on Linux

Postby nia » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:13 pm

Kairo Araujo
Unix, Storage Disk, Storage Area Network and me.

Installing IBM lin_tape and lin_taped on Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
10/02/2009 in Linux, Unix Notes
Tags: IBM, Linux, lin_tape, lin_taped, Red Hat, RHEL, Tape

Installing IBM lin_tape on Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)



http://kairo.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/installing-ibm-lin_tape-lin_tape-on-linux-red-hat-enterprise-linux/


Installing IBM lin_tape on Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)

Steps for install lin_tape and lin_taped

1. Download the lin_tape source and lin_taped from ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/devd ... lin_taped/

l
in_tape-X.YY.Z-W.src.rpm.bin
lin_taped-X.YY.Z-rhel[V].arch.rpm.bin

Samples for version 1.20.0-1

lin_tape-1.20.0-1.src.rpm.bin
lin_taped-1.20.0-rhel4.x86_64.rpm.bin

2. Rebuild lin_tape rpm source

# rpmbuild --rebuild lin_tape-X.YY.Z-W.src.rpm.bin


3. Install the rpm wroted in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/[your_arch]/

# rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64/lin_tape-1.20.0-1.x86_64.rpm

4. Install the rpm lin_taped


lin_taped-X.YY.Z-rhel[V].arch.rpm.bin

Sample for version 1.20.0-1

# rpm -ivh lin_taped-1.20.0-rhel4.x86_64.rpm.bin

5. Start lin_tape service

# /etc/init.d/lin_tape start

6. Check your tapes on /proc/scsci/IBM*

# cat /proc/scsi/IBM*
lin_tape version: 1.20.0
lin_tape major number: 252
Attached Tape Devices:
Number model SN HBA FO Path
0 03584L32 00000782XXXXXXXE qla2xxx NA
1 03584L32 00000782XXXXXXXE qla2xxx NA
lin_tape version: 1.20.0
lin_tape major number: 252
Attached Tape Devices:
Number model SN HBA FO Path
0 ULT3580-TD4 00078XXXXX qla2xxx NA
1 ULT3580-TD4 00078XXXXX qla2xxx NA
2 ULT3580-TD4 00078XXXXX qla2xxx NA
3 ULT3580-TD4 00078XXXXX qla2xxx NA
4 ULT3580-TD4 00078XXXXX qla2xxx NA
5 ULT3580-TD4 00078XXXXX qla2xxx NA
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