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C1537A Tape drive in G60 Server

C1537A Tape drive in G60 Server

I'm trying to install a C1554A DDS3 Tape drive in a G60 Server running HP-UX 10.20. Sam identifies the drive as a 12GB tape drive, but when a full system backup is executed using 12/24GB tapes, the backup takes much longer than it use to with a DDS2 drive, and it still asks for two tapes when the backup should hold on one. XSW800HWCR1020_10.20_800.depot has been installed.
'HP 9000' The best server I've worked on.
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: C1537A Tape drive in G60 Server

I think as soon as you've replaced DDS2 drive with DDS3 drive you may need to purge old device files away (rmsf) and then install new (insf -e). Try using different device files (from /dev/rmt) for backup. In addition make sure that old drive had termination packs on it and replace to new if needed or simply keep SCSI bus terminated at drive end
Eugeny

Re: C1537A Tape drive in G60 Server

Thank you. Will try this and let you know how it goes.
'HP 9000' The best server I've worked on.

Re: C1537A Tape drive in G60 Server

I tried what you suggested, but this didn't help, the backup size is 19GB and it asks for two 12/24GB tapes, also the backup takes just over an hour to backup 1GB of data. Anymore suggestions, :)
'HP 9000' The best server I've worked on.