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DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

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jerry1
Super Advisor

DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

We have an external DLT 8000 that cannot read
DLT 7000 tapes. This use to work before.
The tape drive ejects the tape after 1 to 2 minutes.

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David Ruska
Honored Contributor
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Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

If you have a windows/HPUX/RH host, install HP Library & Tape Tools (www.hp.com/support/tapetools) and generate a suport ticket. Post the .ltt file here (and we can review the drive error logs).
The journey IS the reward.
Munir_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

Munir, good point - I didn't read the subject clearly.

A VS80 will NOT read a DLT7000 tape. The only way it could read a tape from a DLT7000 drive is if it was written in DLT4000 (i.e. 20/40) format.
The journey IS the reward.
jerry1
Super Advisor

Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

David, I installed the tapetools but
hp_ltt will not run.

Munir, thanks for the doc. That seems to
be our problem.


hp_ltt does not run.

# ./hp_ltt
sh: hp_ltt: Execute permission denied.

# lg hp_ltt
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root lmpipe 12374016 Nov 18 03:17 hp_ltt


David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

Are you on RedHat or HP-UX?

There's a problem with LTT 3.3 and 3.4 where it will not run on PARISC 1.1 systems (to be fixed in an SR release). The failure is just as you indicated. In the mean time, I can give you an ftp pointer to LTT 3.2 for HP-UX.
The journey IS the reward.
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

Here's the LTT 3.2 HP-UX link:

LTT 3.2 SR1 - ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software2/COL1977/co-9549-7/hp_ltt32sr1_hpux.tar
The journey IS the reward.
jerry1
Super Advisor

Re: DLT 8000 VS 40/80 not reading DLT 7000 tapes

Yes, just found out. I downloaded the other
version for PARISC 1.1. Thanks.