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Problems adding HP surestore dlt vs tape drive.

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Lisa Vickers
Occasional Contributor

Problems adding HP surestore dlt vs tape drive.

I have just attached an external surestore dlt vs to a k370 running 10.20. I can see all the device files when I run ioscan (after running the insf ...etc and mksf ....etc as per installation guide) but when I try to rewind the device with mt -t rewind i.e mt -t /dev/rmt/2m rewind I get 'IO error' and when I try a 'tar' I get 'tar: cannot open /dev/rmt/2m'. Any ideas where I'm going wrong?
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems adding HP surestore dlt vs tape drive.


Basically you connected an LVD device to an HVD adapter (HBA).

It will NEVER work like that.

Unfortunately the vs80s are only LVD, no vs80 HVD exist.

So therefore you cannot attach an vs80 on a K.

Unless you buy an HVD-to-LVD converter.

Or replace drive by an HVD DLT80.

Tape Drives RULE!!!