smbtar multiple machines

Gary Stainburn gary.stainburn at
Fri Sep 11 10:12:51 GMT 1998

The machine that I am using is an IBM RS6000 running AIX 4.2 - Does anyone know the device names that I need to use?

I am currently working on a script to obtain the list of currently available PC from the browsemaster, which will then be used to drive the multiple tar's.  If anyone already has such a thing that they are proud of then I would love a copy to use / copy / pass off as my own ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From:	Nick Parker [SMTP:npar at]
Sent:	11 September 1998 10:39
To:	gary.stainburn at
Subject:	Re: smbtar multiple machines


usually on unix, when you specify the backup device, you specify whether you want a rewind or not.
For example 

Sunos tape with rewind: /dev/rst0
Sunos tape without rewind: /dev/nrst0
Solaris tape with rewind: /dev/mt/0
Solaris tape without rewind: /dev/mt/0n

It's probably just a question of finding the right name for the backup device and then using the commands in the right sequence to make sure you only rewind when you want to.


mt -f /dev/nrst0 rew
tar -f /dev/nrst0 etc
tar -f /dev/nrst0 etc
mt -f /dev/nrst0 rew

Nick Parker
Berger-Levrault, France

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