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msl6030 installed on windows 2003

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craigd
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msl6030 installed on windows 2003

we use dataprotector 5.5 as cell manager on windows and attached to an msl6030 tape library with 2 LTO II tape drives.

In device manager we have the medium changer driver loaded, and there are 2 tape drives detected with correct drivers installed.
We have disabled the 2 tape drives and left the medium changer enabled.
It all works fine with no problems.

Is this an optimum/correct installation, especially having the tape drives disabled and is anyone aware of documentation outlining the installation configuration for msl6030.
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: msl6030 installed on windows 2003

The recomendation is to have the changer driver disabled, and you can choose to use or not the tape drive drivers.

In our installation, we have all drivers disabled, for changer and drives.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
craigd
Advisor

Re: msl6030 installed on windows 2003

if the tape drives and changer were disabled in device manager how would they be used in data protector ?
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: msl6030 installed on windows 2003

Do you have a SAN of fiber attached library?

It is OK if the tape drives are disabled.
DP writes directly to the tape not via the windows driver
craigd
Advisor

Re: msl6030 installed on windows 2003

Hi Luk

The library is fibre connected into the SAN switches. The cell manager is connected to the same switch.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor
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Re: msl6030 installed on windows 2003

>> if the tape drives and changer were disabled in device manager how would they be used in data protector ?

Data protector has it's own control of the devices, the only difference you will see is that the device names used by data protector will change.

The device path will have the form: scsi2:0:0:1C
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
craigd
Advisor

Re: msl6030 installed on windows 2003

Thanks