Received responses to look at the mage page for st.
Here's a summary:
where l,m,h,u,c specifies the density (low,
medium, high, ultra/compressed), b the optional
BSD behavior (see mtio(7)), and n the optional
no rewind behavior. For example, /dev/rmt/0lbn
specifies unit 0, low density, BSD behavior, and
For helical-scan tape devices (Exabyte
l Standard 2 Gbyte format
m 5 Gbyte format (8500 only)
h,c data compression
(8500c, 8505 only)
Thanks to the following:
Andre Saile <email@example.com>
Kenneth.Erickson@Eng.Sun.COM (Ken Erickson)
Andy_Feldt@phyast.nhn.uoknor.edu (Andy Feldt)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services)
email@example.com (Bruce L. Harrell)
epl@Kodak.COM (Gene Loriot (firstname.lastname@example.org))
> HI all!
> Have 8500 8mm tape drives on sparc 10 using 112-m tape media.
> The OS is Solaris 2.3. One tape drive is set to id=4 and the
> other is id=5.
> Can you all help me in clarifying what each raw device
> for the tape drives do and suggestions on what is best to use?
> The following table is probabley incorrect but can someone
> explain to me the correct response in this format?
> /dev/rmt/0bn = ? = ?
> /dev/rmt/0lbn = low density = ? hold 2.3GB non-compressed info
> /dev/rmt/0mbn = high density = ? hold 5.0GB non-compressed info
> /dev/rmt/0hbn = low density w/compression = ?
> /dev/rmt/0ubn = high density w/compression = ?
> /dev/rmt/0cbn = ? = ?
> Suzanna M. Vasquez | Unix System Administrator
> Computer Sciences Corporation | Brooks AFB
> email@example.com | (210) 536-5444
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