[Rear-users] Backing up to tape-drive and OBDR

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Fri Aug 27 09:40:13 CEST 2010

On Thu, 26 Aug 2010, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:

> also from my side: Thanks a lot for your effort!
> Am 26.08.2010 11:24, schrieb Dag Wieers:
>> We are using 1.9.0 (last changelog entry 2010-07-29) and udev in itself
>> seems to work fine. Unfortunately the way HP does the "scsi engage" using
>> a sysv script causes it to be ignored. I really wonder why this "engage"
>> mechanism exists.
> ReaR tries very much to pick up any externals called within udev rules,
> if you have a rule with an external that is not picked up automatically
> I would like to see the rule...

No, it's a sysv script now which should have been implemented as a 
udev-rule. I am working on it and hopefully we can have HP provide this 
udev rule with their cciss driver package.

> If the "engage" stuff is in general required/recommended for cciss we
> could add code to take it along if present. Look for example at the
> hpacu* (IIRC) stuff that takes along hpacuxe (sorry, forgot the exact
> name of the binary) and uses it to restore the HW raid config. Maybe you
> can submit a patch for a similar mechanism with the "engage" stuff
> (whatever it is, I have never noticed it).

It is CCISS and tape drive specific apparently. I'll keep you posted ;-)

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