Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- About configuring tape drive device files in AIX
- Creating AIX no rewind device files for tape drives
- About device drivers and files for HP-UX persistent DSFs
- About configuring persistent DSFs
- About HP-UX legacy device drivers and files
- About configuring legacy device files
- Creating legacy SCSI and FCP robotic controls on HP-UX
- About the required Linux SCSI drivers
- About configuring robot and drive control for Linux
- Installing/reinstalling the sg and the st drivers
- About Solaris robotic controls
- About Solaris tape drive device files
- Configuring Solaris SAN clients to recognize FT media servers
- Section II. Robotic storage devices
- Robot overview
- Oracle StorageTek ACSLS robots
- About removing tapes from ACS robots
- Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging for UNIX systems
- ACS robotic test utility
- ACS configurations supported
- Device configuration examples
AIX command summary
/usr/sbin/lsdev -C | grep I/O
/usr/sbin/lsdev -C -s filetype
Displays the device files that have been created, where filetype defines the type of file displayed: scsi displays SCSI files and fcp displays Fibre Channel files.
mkdev -c tape -s scsi -t ost -p controller -w id,lun
Creates the device files for tapes.
controller is the logical identifier of the drive SCSI adapter (such as scsi0 or scsi1). id is the SCSI ID of the robotic connection. lun is the logical unit number of the robotic connection.
/usr/sbin/chdev -l dev -a block_size=0
/usr/sbin/chdev -l dev -a extfm=yes
Configures the drive with logical identifier specified by dev (for example: rmt0) for extended file marks.
/etc/lsattr -l dev -E -H
/usr/sbin/cfgmgr -l device
/usr/bin/odmget -q "name=rmtX" CuAt
Where rmtX is the name of the tape device (for example: rmt0 or rmt1).