ARCHIVED: At IU Bloomington, what is interactive tape utility (itu) and how do I use it?
Interactive tape utility (
itu) is an interactive
tape-handling utility available on Steel at IUB. With
itu, you can examine (scan), copy, and read magnetic
tapes of a variety of types and formats.
- Before using
itu, you must mount your tape on a tape drive in the Wrubel Computing Center machine room. To request this, you must connect to Steel via the hostname
steel-tape.ucs.indiana.edu. Then, at the Unix prompt, enter: mtreq -v vsn/bin -d drive -l label -L label -w For details on the
-wparameters, see the man pages on
mtreqby entering at Steel-tape's Unix prompt: man mtreq
- When the tape is mounted, you are ready to use
itu. To access
itu, at Steel-tape's Unix prompt, enter: itu The following menu will appear: ______________________________________________________ | | | 1. Examine tape | | | | 2. Read selected file(s) from tape to disk | | | | 3. Write selected file(s) from disk to tape | | | | 4. Copy selected file(s) from tape to tape | | | | 5. Exact tape-to-tape copy | | (allows density conversion) | | | | 6. Exit | |______________________________________________________|
- Select the option you wish to execute. When the job has completed,
you can select additional options from the menu, or exit the menu.
- After you exit the menu, you must request that your tape be
dismounted from the tape drive. To do this, at Steel-tape's Unix
drivewith the name of the tape drive on which your tape was mounted. To see the
mtunloadman page for further information, at Steel-tape's Unix prompt, enter: man mtunload
itu menu options are also accessible from the Unix
prompt on Steel. See Steel's man pages on
details on working with tapes at the system level.
For more information about
itu and magnetic tape
handling, contact the UITS Center for Statistical and
Mathematical Computing. Send email to
email@example.com or phone 812-855-4724 or
317-278-4740. The Stat/Math Center is located at 410 N. Park Avenue and
is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm for consulting help by appointment.
You can also reach the Stat/Math Center's Web page by selecting the
Last modified on July 21, 2006.