Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63381
Files tarred to an HP Travan 5G can not be restored
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
Tar seems to work ok when writing (though this is uncofirmed).
tar cvf /dev/ht0 ./testdirectory shows files being written, and tape drive
tar xvf /dev/ht0 makes noise, but no files are shown to be restored and none
I next pulled out the tape drive and put in a seagate travan 20G, which worked
as desired. i.e. just the HP had trouble.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.create tar file on HP travan 5G (internal eide)
2.attempt to restore files
Actual Results: nothing was resotred
Expected Results: the tarred files should have been restored
The HP tape drive works properly under windows nt and xp.
Sounds like a driver problem...
Please provide /proc/version and the dmesg output.
Please attach dmesg output as attachement and
DO NOT DROP IT INTO THE COMMENTS BOX.
Created attachment 54204 [details]
dmesg after "tar c"
I suggest using ide-scsi instead of ide-tape.
Following your suggestion, I tried ide-scsi rather than ide-tape, and the tape drive now works as desired as /dev/st0.
Specifically, I added to my grub.conf:
and added to my /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
then restared linux. Obviously, this is more of a work-around than a bug-fix.
Thank you very much for the suggestion.
I recently upgraded to redhat 7.3. The ide-scsi solution no longer worked (seems to be a problem with ide-scsi), but the present bug regarding the ide HP tape-drive
appears to be resolved, i.e. `` tar cvf /dev/ht0 directory'' now works as desired.
Thanks for the confirmation that 7.3 made the tape drive work properly. I'm
closing this bug out as fixed in current release.