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Ultrium3 Tape drive on Rx2620

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steve hasler
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Ultrium3 Tape drive on Rx2620

Hi,

I have attached an Ultrium3 tape drive to the onboard 68pin SCSI connector on the rear of a RX2620 running HP-UX11iv3. I can see tape with ioscan etc....

# ioscan -fkNnCtape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===================================================================
tape 1 64000/0xfa00/0xe estape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 3-SCSI
/dev/rtape/tape1_BEST /dev/rtape/tape1_BESTb /dev/rtape/tape1_BESTn /dev/rtape/tape1_BESTnb

# ioscan -fkCtape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
tape 0 0/1/1/1.3.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 3-SCSI
# ioscan -fknCtape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
tape 0 0/1/1/1.3.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 3-SCSI
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c3t3d0BEST /dev/rmt/c3t3d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c3t3d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c3t3d0BESTnb

but am unable to access and use the tape drive..
# mt rewind
/dev/rmt/0mnb: No such device or address

I have tried removing and redreating driver files etc with insf -e

any ideas / help appreciated

thanks
steve
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Ultrium3 Tape drive on Rx2620

Shalom,

The tape drive won't work off the built in. You need to use your scsi add in card, or purchase and obtain and install the card.

I ran into this fun on an rx2600 in the HP Performance center in Ra'ana'h Israel.

They had a scsi card handy so it didn't slow me down very much.

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steve hasler
Advisor

Re: Ultrium3 Tape drive on Rx2620

Hi

Thanks for your quick response and clarification

Regards
Steve