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Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

ajay_37
Occasional Visitor

Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

Hi
I am currently using Tape library Hp surestore E 10/180 having Ultrium 1 drives. The current Drives are 6.
I have the foll queries:
My data is getting huge and either i upgrade the drives of get a new Tape libarary, cann i add more drives to this model. Any alternatives you can suggest.
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malvin drakley
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

Hi ajay, if it is a 10/180 then it will take 10 drives, there are installation instructions for adding further drives

http://h200005.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpg29184/lpg29184.pdf

hope this helps
malvin
Not me Chief, I'm Radar
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

HP surestore product will only allow you to add lto 1 drive, May be time to go for new products supporting LTO2 and LTO3, you will gain in capacity and speed.
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

here is my suggestion, this is the newest one http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/emleseries/index.html

marino
ajay_37
Occasional Visitor

Re: Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

Hi Thanks for the reply, can anybody help me in showing the individual drive usage in the library mentioned. I am using Netbackup 3.4 as the backup tool.
malvin drakley
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Need to Upgrade HP Surestore E 10/180

If you download the library and tape tools s/w from HP you can print a report of the usage of each drive. Another way to do it is, if you have configured an ip address on the library you can use your web browser with that ip address and connect to the library where there is a lot of useful information
cheers
malvin
Not me Chief, I'm Radar