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MEWH_Steve_Bailey
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Pinned topic Share a Tape Drive Across Systems

‏2013-07-03T15:51:44Z |

Hello,

   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

Thanks!

  • GarlandJoseph
    GarlandJoseph
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    Re: Share a Tape Drive Across Systems

    ‏2013-07-12T17:57:51Z  

    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