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SubjectRe: Quantum DLT 4000 issues
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 09:22:39PM +0530, Ajit Jena wrote:
> Hi All,
> I need your expert advice on the following issue:
> I saw some messages on the Linux kernel mailing list about DLT 4000
> tape drives.
> We have a Quantum DLT 4000 1/15 drive connected to an HP9000 system.
> This is a SCSI device connected on the Wide SCSI port. I have all kinds
> of driver problems on the HP system. My tar backups abort randomly saying
> media error.

Did you check new cartriges? Media errors indicate defective tape material.
Maybe use a cleaning tape.

> I was wondering if I can connect the same drive to a Linux box having
> wide SCSI interface. Do u think this is a workable proposition ? What
> extra hardware/software I need to procure ? Please advise.

It should work just fine as an ordinary /dev/st* device. We have a DLT
drive with a small (5 cartriges) loader system running at work. I think
it's also a Quantum.

> Thanks for your time.
> Regards.
> --ajit


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