Multiple tape drives on 6386 running SVR3.2.2

David A. Van Cleef vancleef at
Sat Apr 7 17:02:27 AEST 1990

In article <3805 at infmx.UUCP> aland at infmx.UUCP (Dr. Scump) writes:

   Can AT&T Sys V/386 Rel 3.2.2 handle multiple tape drives?

   We have cases where it would be nice to dedicate one tape drive
   for a specific task and have another available for general use.
   With the stock AT&T Streaming Tape Units, however, it doesn't
   seem to be possible -- the Cartridge tape utilities appear to
   be configurable for one drive only.
This is true

   Or, could I add a separate SCSI tape drive with its own
   controller without conflicting with the existing STU or disk
   controllers?  Any other ideas?
Additional tape units can be added on a SCSI chain, as they are not
addressed as /dev/rdsk/c0s0, but rather in a manner reflecting their
position on the SCSI buss.

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