Using the tapeutil Menu

Using the tapeutil Menu

To use the tapeutil menu, type tapeutil at the AIX command line.

The following screen displays.

  General Commands:
     1. Open a Device               5. Inquiry              9. Log Sense Page
     2. Close a Device              6. Test Unit Ready     10. Mode Sense Page
     3. Device Info                 7. Reserve a Device    11. Release Device
     4. Tape Drive Service Aids     8. Reques Sense         Q. Quit Program
  Medium Changer Commands:
    12. Element Information        16. Move Medium
    13. Position To Element        17. Load/Unload Medium
    14. Element Inventory          18. Initialize Element Status
    15. Prevent Medium Removal     19. Allow Medium Removal
  Tape Commands:
    20. Query/Set Parameters       30. Read and Write Tests
    21. Load Tape                  31. UnloadTape
    22. Rewind                     32. Erase
    23. Erase Gap                  33. Write Filemarks
    24. Forward Space Filemarks    34. Backward Space Filemarks
    25. Forward Space Records      35. Backward Space Records
    26. Space to End of Data       36. Query/Set Tape Position
    27. Log Sense                  37. Library Sequence Number
    28. Display Message            38. Read or Write Files
    29. Synchronize Buffers        39. Recover Buffer Data
  Enter Selection:
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To verify that the host system is running appropriately, the system requires that you open a device.

To open a device:

  1.  At the Selection field, type 1 and press Enter.
  2.  Type the device special file name (for example, /dev/smcO) and press Enter.
  3.  The system responds with the message Opening Device ...
  4.  Press Enter to continue.

When the screen appears again, make any selection required to verify the operation of the tape library or the tape drive.

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