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How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

WinstonWolf
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How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

Hello , 

How can i change the ID of the Tape Drives in an MSL 4048 ? 

Thanks 

 

 

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Torsten.
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

Why?

I think you can only set 0 based or 1 based count.

 


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WinstonWolf
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

I uses an Backup Software which sees the Drives lik they numbered in the Website from the Libary . 

There i see Drive 1 and Drive 2 are Fibre Channel Drives and Drive 3 is an SAS Drive . 

But i need the SAS Drive as Drive 1 for Backup Jobs . 

 

 

WinstonWolf
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

When i change the SAS Drive from Slot 3 to Slot 1 in the Tape Libary and the Fibre Channel Drive from Slot 1 to Slot 3 then in Windows i only See two Tape Drives on Fibre Channel and the SAS Drive and it dont work . 

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

drives are count from bottom to top always.

I'm not even sure if mixing FC and SAS drives is supported.


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WinstonWolf
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

Is supported . 

What happens is when i change the Bottom Drive FC , with the Top Drive SAS is that i see only one FC Drive and the SAS Drive the second FC Drive i cant see after the Change . 

 

Torsten.
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

question is, is mixing supported and why you need sas drive as drive 1?

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WinstonWolf
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

Mixxing is supported 

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03002636

I use Veeam Backup as Backup Software , Veeam takes the Drives in the Sequence like in the MSL4048 . 

In need in Veeam the SAS Drive as the first Drive because it has better Backup Rates . 

 

Torsten.
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Re: How can i change the ID of Tape Drives in an MSL4048

only the bottom drive makes the connection to the robot. if the backup server is on fibre and the bottom drive is sas, the server cannot see the robot.

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