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Correct media for HP C7438A ?

Popy
Regular Advisor

Correct media for HP C7438A ?

Hi,

What is the correct media for the tape device HP C7438A ? This is a DDS one and I am not sure if this is a DDS-4 drive or a DAT-72.

Here are the deatils,

/root_home> ioscan -fnCtape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=======================================================================
tape 0 0/0/4/1/1.3.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C7438A
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c5t3d0BESTn /dev/rmt/c5t3d0DDSb
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/c5t3d0BEST /dev/rmt/c5t3d0BESTnb /dev/rmt/c5t3d0DDSn
/dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c5t3d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c5t3d0DDS /dev/rmt/c5t3d0DDSnb
/root_home> model
ia64 hp server rx8640
7 REPLIES
whiteknight
Honored Contributor

Re: Correct media for HP C7438A ?


Vijay

It is DAT-72, so it is compatible with DDS-4 tape.

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/pdfs/media/compatibility.pdf


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Torsten.
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Re: Correct media for HP C7438A ?

Based on all google hits I think this is a DAT72. Can you see any product number on the drive itself?

To find the media you can use

http://www.hptapecompat.com

Hope this helps!
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Pete Randall
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Re: Correct media for HP C7438A ?

It's a "HP StorageWorks DAT 72 SCSI Tape Drive" so you want DAT 72 media.


Pete

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Torsten.
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Re: Correct media for HP C7438A ?

Since we know it is a dat 72 you should use

http://www.hptapecompat.com

now to find your media. It's easy.

Nice tool, but you cannot use links to refer to a specific page or result.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Andrew Rutter
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tkc
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Re: Correct media for HP C7438A ?

dat-72 drive and the dds-4 media will work. you can insert the media into the drive and run the command :

#diskinfo /dev/rmt/0m

it will reply with the capacity of the media.
tkc
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Correct media for HP C7438A ?

dat-72 drive and the dds-4 media will work. you can insert the media into the drive and run the command :

#diskinfo -v /dev/rmt/0m

it will reply with the capacity of the media.