Thursday, August 23, 2007

VMWare Tape Backup

On a Windows Host with a Linux guest OS (Centos 5/RHEL 5; same difference) I can't get the guest to see the tape changer. According to Dell docs, using "scsi-add-single-device" should do the trick. That's a typo, they meant "scsi add-single-device". But it still doesn't work. Searching around turns up this problem with many tape devices that use one SCSI ID and two LUN's on vmware guests. Some people claim to be able to solve this by manually editing their .vmx file, but I'm guessing they're on linux hosts.

Solved by moving to using a physical server.

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