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© December 2003 (various)

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

How do I configure a Travan Tape Drive on SCO Unix?

Tell "mkdev tape" that it is a DAT.

BTW, my personal experience with these has not been good. I do not recommend them.

A lot of old SCO systems configured by VARS used these because the units were cheap (the tapes were not, but that became the customers problem). The reliability was abysmal and of course often the customer only realized that when they needed to restore very important data and could not.

See Tape Errors - Openserver 5.0.7 for more on Travan drives.

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