System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

Specifying the Rewind Option for a Tape Drive

Normally, you specify a tape drive by its logical unit number, which can run from 0 to n. The following table describes how to specify tape device names with a rewind or a no-rewind option.

Table 29–3 Specifying Rewind or No-Rewind for a Tape Drive

Drive and Rewind Value 

Use This Option 

First drive, rewind 


First drive, no rewind 


Second drive, rewind 


Second drive, no rewind