In relation to my previous post Tape/device using mt command I decided to include here the tape device names that you'll normally use and encounter.
Before backing up data on a device, you must understand the tape device-naming schema:
First tape device name: /dev/rmt/0
Second tape device name: /dev/rmt/1
rmt = raw magnetic tape device
You can also add special character letter to specify density using following format
- Z is tape drive number such as 0,1..n
- X can be any one of following (as supported by your device, read the manual of your tape device & controller to see if all of them supported or not):
- l - Low density
- m - Medium density
- h - High density
- u - Ultra density
- c - Compressed density
- n - No rewinding
To specify the first, drive with high-density with no rewinding use device /dev/rmt/0hn.