can I use samba to share a tape drive?

Blackmore, John JBlackmore at
Mon Oct 1 15:03:02 GMT 2001


I just subscribed, but I don't think this is a dumb question. I have a tape
drive mounted to a Solaris box, and I have a mess of files on an NT server I
want to back up. I have samba installed on the Solaris box, and I'm able to
map to my home directory without any problems, but not so with the tape
drive. I'm trying to share /dev/rmt/0, which is not a directory but a link:

lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root          62 Sep 14 12:43 /dev/rmt/0 ->
../../devices/sbus at 1f,0/espdma at e,8400000/esp at e,8800000/st at 4,0:

When I try to map the drive from NT, I get...

System error 67 has occurred

Network name cannot be found

If anyone's done this successfully or can suggest a better way of using the
tape drive, please let me know. Thanks!

John Blackmore [jblackmore at]
Senior Developer, ETS Technologies

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