[Veritas-bu] tpreq and tar on Windows

Paul Esson paul.esson at redstor.com
Fri Mar 4 04:23:34 CST 2005



I have come from a UNIX background where I was able to use a combination
of tar and tpreq to test tape drive performance outside of NetBackup.  I
am now trying to apply the same logic to Windows without much success.
I have a Master Server on W2K SP4 running Enterprise Server v5.1 MP1
with an ADIC Scalar 100 with 2 x DLT7000 drives.  I installed GnuWin32
tar and tested writing to disk tar archives successfully.  However, when
I try to use tpreq to provide access to the tape drive the following
command just hangs and never returns to the prompt.


tpreq -m 000012 -d dlt -p Redstor -f c:\temp\mount.123


Is anyone successfully using tpreq on Windows?  If so what is the secret
and can you share?



Paul Esson
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