Bug 63381 - Files tarred to an HP Travan 5G can not be restored
Files tarred to an HP Travan 5G can not be restored
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Pete Zaitcev
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-04-13 01:39 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-05-21 18:17:59 EDT
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dmesg after "tar c" (10.34 KB, text/plain)
2002-04-17 13:48 EDT, Pete Zaitcev
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Description Need Real Name 2002-04-13 01:39:50 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)

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 
makes noise.  
tar xvf /dev/ht0 makes noise, but no files are shown to be restored and none 
are restored.
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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

The HP tape drive works properly under windows nt and xp.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-04-15 12:05:26 EDT
Sounds like a driver problem...
Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2002-04-15 15:40:47 EDT
Please provide /proc/version and the dmesg output.
Please attach dmesg output as attachement and
Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2002-04-17 13:48:33 EDT
Created attachment 54204 [details]
dmesg after "tar c"
Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2002-04-17 13:50:02 EDT
I suggest using ide-scsi instead of ide-tape.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2002-04-17 20:50:11 EDT
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:

modprobe ide-scsi 

then restared linux.  Obviously, this is more of a work-around than a bug-fix.  

Thank you very much for the suggestion.
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2002-05-21 18:17:53 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Doug Ledford 2002-05-23 20:04:35 EDT
Thanks for the confirmation that 7.3 made the tape drive work properly.  I'm
closing this bug out as fixed in current release.

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