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New tape libraries and drives

Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

New tape libraries and drives

Hello,

these are the new ranges of tape libraries and drives...

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/tapestorage.html

Thanks to Compaq, now we have SDLTs and AIT drives + libraries... And... 2nd generation of Ultrium drives finally came out, wow!

BUT...

As far as I can search... there is no DLT8000 autoloader available? The 1/9 is not there anymore... there are 2 DDS4 autoloaders (why 2?) and the 1/8 and 1/16 DLT1 autloader, but no DLT8000?? We have a lot of customers having the 1/9 or the older DLT8000 autloaders. I feel they are better than DLT1.

Any comments from HP and non-HP people alike?

Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
7 REPLIES
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

Hi Vince,
there's a link 'retired products'. Follow http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/product-index-retired.html
Eugeny
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

Hello,

Exactly... that is my point... "retired"....

Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

Unfortunately there are not useful information there... no manuals, specifications. Try digging into support at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Product.jsp?prodTypeId=12169&prodCatId=64239&locale=en_US . Try using HP site search.
If you want more info on product(s) you can call local HP office
Eugeny
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

Hi,
This was not good news for me, I need to upgrade a 2/20 library and, as I can find, no upgrade kits is avilable.
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

We have a 2/20 tape library on demo... I think I'll decline, thanks for the info Vince.
Cheers
Michael
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

And look:

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/techdoc/esl9000/ESL9595L1config.pdf
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/techdoc/esl9000/ESL9595S2config.pdf
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/techdoc/esl9000/ESL9595SLconfig.pdf

According to these notes, supported backup applications doesn't include OmniBack/Data Protector!

Also some of the smaller tape libraries aren't even supported on HP-UX yet!

methinks HPaq should have sorted this out *before* they binned the old products.

Where did I put that phone number for StorageTek...

Cheers!

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: New tape libraries and drives

Actually it looks like they do, they just haven't upgraded their technical info to show this:

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/techdoc/ebs/matrix_09_2002.pdf

Cheers

Duncan

HTH

Duncan