Summary: can't detect USB tape drive on Solaris 9 x86

From: Andrew Bergman <>
Date: Mon Nov 27 2006 - 22:07:41 EST
My thanks go out to Ric Anderson and Mohammed Tanvir for their replies 
in dealing with my USB tape drive issue.

In the end I resolved it by going onsite, shutting down the machine 
which thankfully is not live yet anyway.  I checked and the internal DAT 
72 drive was powered and plugged in to the USB socket.  To be sure I 
switched sockets and then I restarted the computer and ensured it did a 
boot reconfig.  The drive reappeared on the system and /dev/rmt was 
recreated with all it's devices.

mt -f /dev/rmt/0cn status showed the correct output and the tape 
responded to commands to offline and eject the tape etc.  Backups are 
now running ok so it's all good.

Thanks again



Andrew Bergman
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