Create non-rewinding tape drive
Posted on 2005-04-12
I'm trying to run a script for backing up our RS/6000. When I run the script I get the following error.
0512-046 mksysb: Device /dev/rmt0n is not in the available state.
I get this same error for each save operation in the script. Now I trust this is because there is no tape device named "rmt0n". The script I'm trying to run looks similar to the following, which I read in one of tfewsters posts.
mksysb -i /dev/rmt0n
savevg -f /dev/rmt0n vg01
savevg -f /dev/rmt0n vg02
savevg -f /dev/rmt0n vg03
Now, the post read to me that "rmt0n" would be treated as a non-rewinding tape device. Can I create another device file that points to the same tape device that is non-rewinding? If so, how? Or perhaps there is a parameter that can be passed so the device does not rewind after each save operation?