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Re: [Xen-users] TAPE on guest

To: Nicolas Michel <nicolas.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] TAPE on guest
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:21:24 +0200
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On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 11:37:59AM +0100, Nicolas Michel wrote:
> James Harper a écrit :
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>I have a server with a tape. Of course my dom0 see it but I don't want
> >>to manage backups from dom0 and want to do it with a guest. In that
> >case
> >>I need to show the tape to the guest. I don't know how to do it. Is
> >>there more than one way?
> >>
> >
> >If it's a SCSI tape, or even if Linux sees it as a SCSI tape, you should
> >be able to use scsi passthrough.
> >
> >James
> >
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> I'm using Xen in Debian Lenny (packages). Could you give me a link or
> some hints that could help me? I searched on the web but didn't find yet
> how to do it.

I don't think Debian lenny Xen debs include the scsi passthrough
(pvscsi) feature/support.

You need newer Xen and dom0 kernel versions.

-- Pasi

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