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MSL6060 mixing 2 LTO2 and 2 LTO3 drives, is it possible?

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Mislav Jogun
Occasional Visitor

MSL6060 mixing 2 LTO2 and 2 LTO3 drives, is it possible?

Is it possible to have LTO2 and LTO3 drives inside the same library?
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MRSG
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSL6060 mixing 2 LTO2 and 2 LTO3 drives, is it possible?

Mislav, We've been using a MSL6060 with 2 LTO2 off one NSR and 2 LTO3 off the other for months.
We only had LTO2 tapes loaded and there were no compatibility issues. Only problem was managing LTO3 tapes when they got loaded.
Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSL6060 mixing 2 LTO2 and 2 LTO3 drives, is it possible?

I don't believe this is supported otpion with HP. If you are out of warranty, then you will not void your warranty terms.

Otherwise, this is not a good idea to mix and match drives in a library.
Dirk Lange1
Advisor
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Re: MSL6060 mixing 2 LTO2 and 2 LTO3 drives, is it possible?

Hi All,

please check the Document below. There are Information about Mixed Media in Storageworks Tape Libraries:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00583694/c00583694.pdf

Regards
Dirk
Mike Cross
Advisor

Re: MSL6060 mixing 2 LTO2 and 2 LTO3 drives, is it possible?

Basically the rule is. If your application
supports Pooling or partitioning then you should be all right. But this is a problem
when using native OS such a HPUX as it doesn't support this functionality.