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 -wFor details on the
-wparameters, see the man pages on
mtreqby entering at Steel-tape's Unix prompt:
- When the tape is mounted, you are ready to use
itu. To access
itu, at Steel-tape's Unix prompt, enter:
ituThe 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:
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.
This is document aerc in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2014-06-25.
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