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Configure HP surestore Dat24eu (C5653c) dat tape drvie

Julian Snype
Advisor

Configure HP surestore Dat24eu (C5653c) dat tape drvie

I purchased an external DAT24eu drive. I'm new to Unix and wanted to back up my system before making any system changes. I would like to know how to configure this external tape drive for my J5000 unix box running HP 11.11. Can I configure thru sam, if so how? Also, I don't know what drivers if any are needed. Could not find compatiable drivers on the HP website.
There is so much to learn....
Thanks for your assistance.
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Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure HP surestore Dat24eu (C5653c) dat tape drvie

Hi,

If the hardware compatibility is maintained , then configuring the tape drive is not a big task. In HP-UX 11.11 , you don't need a separate driver. It's in-built "stape" driver would be used once it is detected by the OS.

Run # ioscan -f
Check the SCSI adapter installed in J5000
It will show the HP PN number.
Make sure it is supported as mentioned in the following HBA compatibility doc.
I would suggest to use User Guide available on the CDROM for configuration. Moreover you can refer following docs as well.

After connecting to the HBA , you can run the ioscan command again to make sure it is detected. Then you can test it using commands like tar etc..

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=42846&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=42846&objectID=lpg51068
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00396467/c00396467.pdf
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=42846&prodTypeId=12169&objectID=lpg50063
Julian Snype
Advisor

Re: Configure HP surestore Dat24eu (C5653c) dat tape drvie

external disk drive is currently working