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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-07-12T17:57:51Z by GarlandJoseph
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Pinned topic Share a Tape Drive Across Systems

‏2013-07-03T15:51:44Z | backup network remote restore share tape


   I need to share the tape drive on my AIX 5.3 system with my AIX 6.0 system.  Can this be done? 

    I'm not sure if hardware is an issue but an IBM P550 is running  AIX 5.3  and a IBM S720 is running AIX 6.0


  • GarlandJoseph
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    Re: Share a Tape Drive Across Systems


    Depending on the amount of data and the type of operation you could pipe the output over a network socket and hit the device..something like this (this is from way back and I haven't did this is a while)

    tar cpf - /stuff | ssh user@destination "tar xpf - /dev/rmt0 ....something like that