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Rick_119
Frequent Advisor

External Tape Drive

I have a DL380 G1 that I am trying to conect my Dell Powervault 100T Model STD 640 1LW to it on the external SCSI connector

I get an error saying unrecognized device, is there anything I need to do to attach a SCSI tape device to the back of this server that I am missing?

Thanks
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: External Tape Drive

Rick:

Do you have "both" SCSI channels in use internally? Do you have the drive cage duplexed?

SCSI devices can NOT be supported on the external SCSI port and the internal SCSI port 1, concurrently.

Do you have proper termination on the tape drive?
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Rick_119
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Re: External Tape Drive

John,

Here is the error I get (paraphrased)

AN EXTERNAL SCSSI DEVICE CAN NOT EXIST WITH THE INTERNAL SCSSI DEVICES CONFIGURED ON THIS SCSSI ADAPTER.

The tape drive is terminated, the internal drives are on SCSI port 2.

A external tape drive is supported on this box, could it be just the scsi ID?

Thanks
JohnWRuffo
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Re: External Tape Drive

The controller is detecting devices internally. Check the cabling of the internal drive cage and make sure it is not configured with both channels used.

Alternatively, what ID did you use on the tape drive? Try setting it to ID 3. It may be conflicting with the ID of the controller.
Enjoy!
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Rick_119
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Re: External Tape Drive

Thanks John I will try both of those suggestions

Thanks
JohnWRuffo
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Re: External Tape Drive

Let me know what you find? I would hate to think that if you check everything and this is a M/B problem.
Enjoy!
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Rick_119
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Re: External Tape Drive

John,

On the DL380 the External SCSI port is SCSI Port 1 and there is an internal SCSI port 1 that has a SCSI cable connected to it with a termination, I Disconnected the internal cable and the tape drive was recognized and my server now boots up

all works well :)

Thanks!