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MAN page from SuSE 10.X bacula-mtx-2.2.4-2.su101.x86_64.rpm

scsieject

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: scsieject1.0
Index 

NAME

scsieject - control SCSI tape devices  

SYNOPSIS

scsieject [-f <scsi-generic-device>] commands 

DESCRIPTION

The scsiejectcommand controls SCSI devices in a platform-independentmanner. As long as 'mtx' works on the platform, so does 'scsieject'.  

OPTIONS

The first argument, given following-f, is the SCSI generic device corresponding to your tape drive.Consult your operating system's documentation for more information (forexample, under Linux these are generally /dev/sg0 through /dev/sg15, under FreeBSD these are /dev/pass0 through /dev/passX. Under Solaristhis is usually the same as your tape drive (Solaris has a SCSI passthroughioctl). You can set the STAPE or TAPE environment variable ratherthan use -f. 

COMMANDS

load
Load the medium into the drive. When this command is issued to a CD/DVD drive and the tray is extended the tray will be retracted if the drive is capable of it.

unload
Unload the medium from the drive (also known as eject). When this command is issued to a CD/DVD drive or a tape drive the media will be ejected if the device supports it.

start
Start the device. Some devices require a start command after a media changer has loaded new media into the device.

stop
Stop the device. Some devices require a stop command prior to unloading the medium from the device when using a media changer.

lock
Lock the device. Locks the device so that the medium cannot be removed manually.

unlock
Unlock the device. Unlocks the device so that the medium can be removed manually.

 

AUTHORS

This program was written by Robert Nelson <robertnelsonAATTusers.sourceforge.net> based on the scsitape program written by Eric Lee Green <ericAATTbadtux.org>. Major portions of the 'mtxl.c' library used herein were written byLeonard Zubkoff.

 

HINTS

Under Linux, cat /proc/scsi/scsiwill tell you what SCSI devices you have.You can then refer to them as /dev/sga,/dev/sgb, etc. by the order theyare reported.Under FreeBSD, camcontrol devlistwill tell you what SCSI devices youhave, along with which passdevice controls them.Under Solaris 7 and 8,/usr/sbin/devfsadm -Cwill clean up your /devices directory. Thenfind /devices -name 'st@*' -print will return a list of all tape drives. /dev on Solaris is apparently onlyof historical interest.

 

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

There are no known bugs or limitations.

 

AVAILABILITY

This version of scsiejectis currently being maintained by Robert Nelson <robertnelsonAATTusers.sourceforge.net> as part of the 'mtx' suite of programs. The 'mtx' home page is http://mtx.sourceforge.net and the actual code is currently available there and via SVN from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx.

 

SEE ALSO

loaderinfo(1),tapeinfo(1),mtx(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
COMMANDS
AUTHORS
HINTS
BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
AVAILABILITY
SEE ALSO

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