Hi, list. I have a problem using db2tapemgr on db2/Linux. I want to test the log archive into a tape device and its removal from disk by using db2tapemgr but this is the problem I get:

> db2tapemgr db lnxges store on /dev/rtibm0 force eject
Parameter error. Reason: "DBT2112N Device "/dev/rtibm0" is not a tape device.".

This is specially strange since /dev/rtibm0 IS a tape device. For example, I can tar a file into tape with no problem at all (same user:

> l
total 8742968
drwxrwxr-x 4 db2inst1 db2grp1 4096 2007-03-19 18:17 ./
drwxr-x--- 7 db2inst1 db2grp1 4096 2006-06-02 08:42 ../
-rw-r----- 1 db2inst1 db2grp1 438873 2007-03-07 16:16 db2rbind.log

> whoami

> tar -cvf /dev/rtibm0 db2rbind.log

So, it's not a matter of permissions but for some reason db2tapemgr does not recognize /dev/rtibm0 as a tape device. But I DO can use the tape device e.g. using TAR. Therefore the /dev/rtibm0 tape device DOES exist.

Does anyone know about this problem ?
Any help will be very welcome.

Thanks in advance,

Jose R. Baron