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How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable

Aakaash
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How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable

Hi Team ,

CAn anyone please let me know How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable or not.For EX:- HP C1533A

# ioscan -fnC tape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
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tape 0 10/12/5.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C1533A
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c3t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c3t0d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c3t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c3t0d0BESTnb
gavin [ /root ]
#
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TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable

From the C1533A you only find out that this is a DDS2 tape drive, you can not tell if it is external or internal. However from the bus path "10/12/5.0.0" I think this is a K-series server. On the Ks, the 10/12/ bus is an internal without external connection and has the tapr drive and CDROM drive on it. So this tape drive is internal. Not only this drive is not hot swappable, you have to shutdown the server and open it up to get to it.
TTr
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Re: How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable

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Prashanth.D.S
Honored Contributor

Re: How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable

Hi Akaash,

Whats the server model ?? we can findout with hardware path if the drive is connected to a external card or its a internal to server....

Best Regards,
Prashanth
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to find a tape is internal or external and hot swappable

Please post

# model
# ioscan -fn

DDS drives are usually not hot plug.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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