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LTO Technical Reference Manuals not officially distributed by HP?

m01
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LTO Technical Reference Manuals not officially distributed by HP?

I have found a set of documents called the "HP LTO Ultrium Tape Drives Technical Reference Manual" that describe the software/hardware interfaces and specifications HP LTO drives and the drivers.  They come up in Google searches on Oracle's website.  However, I do not see these documents being officially distributed on HP's website, except for only a couple of very old ones for LTO generation 1.  These specs are very important for users of HP LTO drives as well as backup software authors who need to call the drivers.  The documents on Oracle are for some of the volumes of some of the HP LTO generations, but are not exhaustive.  Is Oracle the official distributor of these HP documents?  Why doesn't HP distribute these specs in the drive documentation and manuals in addition to the QuickSpecs and basic user's guides?  Did HP forget to post these?  Can HP please them online officially, including for all LTO Ultrium generations?

 

 

Note: IBM provides an analogous document for its LTO drives, "IBM Tape Device Drivers Programming Reference".