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howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

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Hardydrewandthenancyboy
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howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

Hello. I've just purchased a second SDLT tape drive for an existing MSL5026 library(NSR connected)
No cables came with the additional drive so I assume it is correct procedure to just slide the new drive into the slot and reboot the NSR / Library to install? Would this be correct?
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Torsten.
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

Hi,

you need to install a SCSI cable between the free connector of the NSR and the drive. Additionally you need to install a terminator on the second drive port.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Hardydrewandthenancyboy
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

I've added the second cable now, the NSR recognises the tape is there. Also if I go to the web interface on the msl5000 I can see the two tape drives. The windows based backup server does not show the second tape drive in device manager though. I think the mappings are correct. The new tape drive is the last one on the list:

FC LUN Protocol Bus Device Specific Address Type Status Device Description
0 AF Lun= 0 CTLR UP HP NS E1200-160
1 PSCSI 0 Target= 0 Lun= 0 CHGR UP COMPAQ MSL5000 Series 0507
2 PSCSI 0 Target= 1 Lun= 0 TAPE UP COMPAQ SDLT320 5555
3 PSCSI 1 Target= 2 Lun= 0 TAPE UP COMPAQ SDLT320 5555

Any ideas how to get the windows server and backup exec to pick it up?
Torsten.
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

You should refer to your backup software's documentation now...

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Hardydrewandthenancyboy
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

Thing is I don't think I'm that far on yet. I think the second tape drive must appear in device mgr in windows before I can use it with the backup software.
I can see the original tape drive, the nsr and auto changer in device mgr, I can't see the second tape drive.
Do the mappings look ok?
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

Hi,

I assume that you've either rebooted the Windows server, or scanned for hardware changes...?

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Hardydrewandthenancyboy
Frequent Advisor

Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

yes indeed rebooted several times.
Hardydrewandthenancyboy
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

I just rebooted the library and the server and now I can see both drives. Apologies I should have tried rebooting the library not just the server but I didnt think to. Thanks a lot.
Hardydrewandthenancyboy
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Re: howto 2nd tape drive for MSL5026 with NSR

Also fyi backup exec picks up the new drive automatically.