[stgt] Need some help in setting up a tape device

Albert Pauw albert.pauw at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 18:05:42 CEST 2009

> Somehow I am not able to set up a tape by hand (i.e. compared to using 
> /etc/tgt/targets.conf).
> First I setup the target (using the shortcut options, e.g -t etc):
> tgtadm -L iscsi -m target -o new -t 1 -T iqn.2008-09.com.example:server.tape
> So far so good.
> Now I add a tape unit:
> tgtadm -L iscsi -m logicalunit -o new -t 1 -l 1 -b /root/tapes/notape -Y tape
> (where notape is just an empty file)
> I get the respone:
> tgtadm: invalid request
> When I remove the -Y tape option, it works but I get the standard type 
> of disk.

I managed to get it working. The backing store has to be a tgtimg created and formatted file.

I guess a much more helpfull error would be better, anyway it works now.


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