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Re: [Xen-users] TAPE on guest

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 10:31:21AM +0100, Nicolas Michel wrote:
> Pasi Kärkkäinen a écrit :
> >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.
> which implementation of xen would you recommend? I didn't chosen citrix 
> one's because I don't like having only a windows xen client and on the 
> other hand I like working directly with files and commands. In that 
> case, when something crash I can manage the problem more easily as I 
> could if I used to work with a web interface or an application client.

If you mean Citrix XenServer I don't even know if that has pvscsi.
Probably not.

You should use the latest stable release, aka Xen 3.4.2 with
linux-2.6.18-xen as dom0 kernel.

That's the official kernel/combination for Xen 3.4.x releases, and has
all the features.

-- Pasi

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