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Surestore 818 library not detected

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Surestore 818 library not detected

The quantum dlt8000 tapedrive itself is detected (/proc/scsi# cat scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: QUANTUM Model: DLT8000 Rev: 023B
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: HP Model: C6280-8000 Rev: 2.12
Type: Medium Changer ANSI SCSI revision: 02
) and when I load the tape using the control panel, I can read/write to the tape. However Netvault and Veritas both can't detect the library itself, so I can't unload the tape, change tapes etc... any ideas how to test the linux connectivity to the library itself, or how to get Netvault to detect it?
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Surestore 818 library not detected

Get the 'mtx' utility, and see what that can see.

It's designed for use with tape changers (juke-boxes) etc.
One long-haired git at your service...
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Surestore 818 library not detected

Maybe this is a Duh, but if the Quantum DLT is certified for Linux, it should ship with drivers and instructions for Linux.

I'd start at the company website if its missing and download and install the correct drivers.

This is probably beyond Linux, you need to look at the quantum drivers.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation

Re: Surestore 818 library not detected

Hi Robin,

I have installed a DAT40*6 tape drive on my LC3 server successfully.I think DAT40*6 is similar with DLT818,both are autoloader,so I give my experience to you.

First,I recompile my kernel with adding "scsi generic support" and "probe all luns on each scsi device" support.
Next,I enable LUNS in LILO for the autoloader to be detected.Add the following entry to the end of the file:

After restart the system, I can see the medium changer in my backup software(Tapeware6.2) and I can use it normally.