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Using Physical Tape Devices with PowerLinux

The next several entries in the Implementers blog are going to concentrate on using tape devices in Linux partitions implemented in an IBM i environment. In this first entry, I'll show how physical tape devices can be used in PowerLinux.

I've recently had several IBM i customers request assistance with setting up PowerLinux to use physical tape devices. Since this seems to be becoming a prevalent configuration, I thought I would take this blog entry to share some information on the process for establishing connectivity to physical tape devices. Three packages are required for Linux support of IBM tape drivers and libraries: lin_tape—Device driver for managing IBM libraries and IBM ...


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Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley is a managing consultant at IBM who has worked with the Rochester, Minn., development lab since 1996. Erwin currently works with customers implementing open-source solutions on the IBM...
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