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Ultrium 460 internal tape drive firmware

mkdiver
Occasional Visitor

Ultrium 460 internal tape drive firmware

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i have not storageworks .. just simple ultrium 460 tape drive and need latest firmware for linux suse 8.1, cus had some problems with it. Can anyone help to find it?
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Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Ultrium 460 internal tape drive firmware

mkdiver
Occasional Visitor

Re: Ultrium 460 internal tape drive firmware

sorry .. can't access links you've posted. could you please upload them somwhere else or send me to my e-mail? dvrm@mail.ru
It's quite difficult to plug it in different OS because it's located in different region of my country.. just have remote access .. and i'm not sure about systems there where i could run it.
Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ultrium 460 internal tape drive firmware

I also recommend connecting it to a Windows box for flashing firmware.

If it helps; here are the steps for flashing firmware in windows:

1. Stop your back up software's services in the Windows service list
a. Click on â Startâ
b. Select â Runâ
c. Enter: services.msc
d. For all of your back up software services:
i. Right click
ii. Select 'Stop'
e. Also ensure the â Removable Storage Managerâ service is stopped
2. Start LTT
3. Choose Hardware Scan and NT Miniport
4. Click Continue
5. LTT will scan for devices, and you should see your drive on the â By Productâ tab
6. Select the drive (a short scan will commence)
7. Click 'File'
8. Select 'get files from web' (note: if no internet access, proxy settings, or a firewall are in place this step may be inhibited)
9. Select your drive with newest firmware revision date
10. Click 'Download'
11. When download of files is complete, close the 'Get Files From Web' window
12. You should see the by product tab again, where your drive is listed
13. Select the drive (a short scan will commence)
14. Select the 'firmware' button at the top of the screen
15. Put a checkmark in the box beside the LTO drive
16. You should see a 'current rev', 'new rev' and 'status: ready to start'
17. Start firmware update and read all warnings associated with this test
Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ultrium 460 internal tape drive firmware

On another note... the only other way to update firmware is with a FUP (firmware update tape)

Contact tech support in your area to have a tape sent to you, if connecting to a windows box is going to be difficult.

FUP tapes are tapes written with the firmware for the drive, when you put it in the drive it will automatically flash the drive witht he new revision. FUP tapes can not be reformatted and used as normal tapes, once they are used as a FUP tape they will always be a FUP tape.