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Jumper settings on C1557A (Surestore 24x6 DDS-3 Autoloader)

drnicolas
Occasional Contributor

Jumper settings on C1557A (Surestore 24x6 DDS-3 Autoloader)

We have an older C1557A DDs-3 Autoloader. The manual is no more existent

 

Actually,we  try get this device working with Backup Exec 2010R3 - it does not work at all.

 

First I would like to know the function of all the jumpers on the back an on the bottom of the autoloader.

 

A) There is a group of 4 DIP-switches (vertical) on the back, labeled with "OPTIONS" but not the meaning of each switch.

 

B) A group of pins (horizontal) which is responsible for SCSI-settings

 

C) a group of 9 or 10 DIP-switches on the bottom of the DAT-drive. There is no labeling and on my device only  switch 3 is of, all others are on.

 

 

Can someone help me ?

 

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Eric_de_Lange
Frequent Advisor

Re: Jumper settings on C1557A (Surestore 24x6 DDS-3 Autoloader)

Attached manual (Unix Configuration Guide)

page 51

 

this explains the 4 dip switches. In BEX you will want value 6h (off-on-on-off) to allow BEX a choice on which tape to load (a.k.a random mode).

 

best regards,

-Eric