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MTX is a set of programs for controlling tape drives and the robotic mechanism of autoloaders and tape libraries.

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Recent releases

  •  31 Aug 2008 16:44

    Release Notes: This release fixes a problem when UNIT ATTENTION is pending when mtx is started. This can occur if the door is opened on some libraries or the SCSI bus is reset. The change eliminates the requirement to rerun the mtx command. Debian packaging support has been added. The unsupported program nsmhack is no longer built by default nor is included in any of the binary packages. It is still included in the source tar and can be built manually using "make nsmhack".

    •  25 Mar 2007 09:45

      Release Notes: This release adds the scsieject utility. This utility is used to perform the SCSI operations start, stop, load, unload, lock, and unlock. It is primarily used with a data transfer device after loading media or before unloading media. Loaderinfo has been enhanced to provide more information. The mtx command previous has been implemented and the last command has been fixed.

      •  02 Feb 2007 09:35

        Release Notes: This release adds support for the Microsoft Windows and Linux AMD64 platforms. Support for the Sony Vaio VGP-XL1B Media Changer has also been added.

        •  21 Feb 2006 00:10

          Release Notes: This release changes to using the SG_IO ioctl on Linux rather than the write/read SG interface, adds a test for SG version to make sure that the version of the SG driver it's running against is what it was compiled to handle, and has some code cleanups. The main mtx tool (as compared to other programs in the tarball) should be fairly stable, but please test carefully before rolling this version into production.

          •  03 Oct 2003 07:03

            Release Notes: This release fixes a few problems and ports to AIX.


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