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Compaq DLT 20/40 query

 
HP System Handle Owner
Occasional Advisor

Compaq DLT 20/40 query

We have connected a Compaq DLT 20/40 onto a K220 server. It has assigned a device files to it and sees it as a DLT 4000 on /dev/rmt/3m. We have tried writing to the tape using tar, fbackup and dump without any success. Can anybody please telll us if there are compatability problems with this.

Thanks,
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Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq DLT 20/40 query

The Compaq DLT 20/40 is a DLT 4000. What type of tape do you have in the drive? Can you also post the error msg?

-Denver
HP System Handle Owner
Occasional Advisor

Re: Compaq DLT 20/40 query

WE tried a DLT type IV and a type III
Both give same error's -


tar cvf /dev/rmt/3m * gives -
End of tape
enter device/file name when ready or null string to quit

fbackup -
I/O Error write error on a record in the ANSII Label
Write error at the beginning of the volume



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malvin drakley
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Compaq DLT 20/40 query

Good Morning, What kind of interface are you connected to on your K220? there is a connection problem with DLT's in that you cannot run them on the HP-PB interface (28696A), but you have to connect them to the HSC FWD card (A2969A). I learnt this problem some time ago when I could not get my DLT to function
cheers
Malvin
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