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Availibility of an iSCSI Tape Target under Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Server)

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I am developing an application for archive large amounts of data to a centralized server and am  looking for an iSCSI Target Implementation that will support Tape Drives under Linux.

Has anyone come across any products that will do this?
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There are iSCSI bridges from folks like ATTO and SpectraLogic.

Essentially they are HW deices that you would plug a tape drive into that converts it to a iSCSI target.

iSCSI is pretty much OS agnostic,it is a implemtation of scsi over the IP transport.

So I'm not sure what you mean by Linux implemtation .
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What we have is a legacy JBOT (Just a box of tapes) of 6 LTO-3 tapes attached to a Linux server via multiple ultra 320 SCSI HBAs to the tape drives. The server is attached to the network via 10GigE.

What we are looking for is a software solution that we can use to build our own iSCSI bridge. I have seen multiple iSCSI Target implementations for disks, but none that explicitly call out tape devices and most say they are only compatible with block devices. I have found one software product that will work under windows, but as of yet nothing under Linux.    
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