I have this tape drive install in a dell poweredge 2900 server and I can seem to get it working, ubuntu can see the drive but I cant mount any tape I even Did mt -f /dev/nst0 erase and the drive led started to blink. any suggestions?
Tape drives are a bit old school , and you manage them with mt and tar.
My guess is that it takes time for the tape to write (with your erase command).
Rewind the tape
List files on the tape