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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

13.  x86: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

14.  Configuring iSCSI Storage Devices With COMSTAR

15.  Configuring and Managing the Solaris Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

16.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

17.  The format Utility (Reference)

18.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

19.  Creating ZFS, UFS, TMPFS, and LOFS File Systems (Tasks)

20.  Mounting and Unmounting File Systems (Tasks)

21.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

22.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

23.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)

Choosing Which Media to Use

Backup Device Names

Specifying the Rewind Option for a Tape Drive

Specifying Different Densities for a Tape Drive

Displaying Tape Drive Status

How to Display Tape Drive Status

Handling Magnetic Tape Cartridges

Retensioning a Magnetic Tape Cartridge

Rewinding a Magnetic Tape Cartridge

Guidelines for Drive Maintenance and Media Handling


Handling Magnetic Tape Cartridges

If errors occur when a tape is being read, you can retension the tape, clean the tape drive, and then try again.

Retensioning a Magnetic Tape Cartridge

Retension a magnetic tape cartridge with the mt command.

For example:

$ mt -f /dev/rmt/1 retension

Note - Do not retension non-QIC tape drives.

Rewinding a Magnetic Tape Cartridge

To rewind a magnetic tape cartridge, use the mt command.

For example:

$ mt -f /dev/rmt/1 rewind