SUMMARY: Tape access between 2.6 and 2.5.1

From: Chris Marble (
Date: Mon Dec 08 1997 - 12:17:09 CST

Chris Marble wrote:
> I have a happy Archive Viper DAT drive on my 2.5.1 system.
> I run local backups and remote backups using ufsdump with no problem.
> Actually the backups work from another 2.5.1 system but fail from
> a 2.6 system. On the 2.6 system every other access of the tape drive
> gives an "access denied" message.
> rsh mt status
> will fail one time and work the next. I can only back up every other
> partition on the 2.6 system because of this problem.

I had 2 interfaces set up on the single EtherNet card on the 2.6 box.
When I put both names for the machine into the .rhosts file the backups
ran fine.

  Chris Marble - HMC UNIX Systems Manager,
  My opinions are my own and probably don't represent anything anyway.

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