OK sounds like the answer is to not bother. Kind of what I suspected. The tapedrive was not going to be a problem I was only trying to get the workgroup option to work to back it up via TCP/IP to the Windows/XP system with the tapedrive on it.
I guess I'll just stick with my current backup method. The other drive on the system runs windows so I just mount it and backup stuff to it and then do the tape backups from there. Just makes it a 2 step 2 OS boot thing to restore stuff from tape though. -- William A. Gianopoulos IT Security Engineering Raytheon Company -----Original Message----- From: Dan Nelson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 6:43 PM To: William Gianopoulos Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: LINUX sysinfo syscall In the last episode (Jan 12), William Gianopoulos said: > This has probably been asked before, but I could not find any info > searching the archives. I am trying to run the Linux version Tapeware > from Yosemite under FreeBSD 4.1. It fails because the Linux syscall > sysinfo is not implemented. My questions are: > > 1- Is there some other port/package or option I should be using? > > 2- Would a later version of FreeBSD fix this? > > 3- Should I just give up? You will face two other problems once you get it actually running: * You won't be able to use it as a device server, since Tapeware sends raw SCSI requests to /dev/sg* on Linux. The equivalent for FreeBSD would be to use /dev/pass* devices, and there is no emulation layer. * Linux emulated programs always search /compat/linux/ before /, so if you ask to have "/bin" backed up it will back up /compat/linux/bin instead of /bin, for example. I don't know if there is a useful workaround, since Tapeware is smart enough to not follow symlinks (otherwise you could ccreate a symlink at /compat/linux/realroot pointing to /, and ask Tapeware to back up "/realroot") Tapeware is great software, but I don't think they are a large enough company to be able to maintain a port to FreeBSD. I think you can tell Tapeware to back up NFS mountpoints, so you might be able to back up the FreeBSD system by mounting it from another Linux box (or a Windows one if the BSD one is running samba) -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message