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Autoloader 1/8 & Retrospect

Tony Pottrell
Occasional Visitor

Autoloader 1/8 & Retrospect

Hi all,

In short:

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC, Win2k SP3, Retrospect 5 with latest drivers, HP Autoloader 1/8 with latest drivers.

The manual for the autoloader states that for non-sequential operation it detects whether the B/U software is capable of controlling the loading / unloading of media. Unfortunately it appears as though my copy of Retrospect isn't, is this a known issue?

The support people at Retrospect's website seem a little clueless...

Thanks
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Vladimir Vybiral
Valued Contributor

Re: Autoloader 1/8 & Retrospect

Hello, unfortunatelly I am not really familiar with Restrospect SW, but the Sequential mode is a default setting for 1/8 autoloader. The very first time You issue a command to the robotics, it autoswitches to Random mode. Does this answer Your question? BR, Vladimir
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Tony Pottrell
Occasional Visitor

Re: Autoloader 1/8 & Retrospect

No :(

What do you use to send a command to the robotics?

I can use Retrospect to eject the tapes etc but the loader stays in SEQ mode.
Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Autoloader 1/8 & Retrospect

What are the drive types and is the latest firmware loaded up? This is provided by the tape drive manufacturer and loaded via tape.

Also obtain a copy of LTT for Windows 2000, run and attach for evaluation.

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/softwareDownloadIndex.jhtml?lc=en&softitem=co-9548-5&sw_lang=en
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