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sony dds-3 and i-70 server

vinodan
Advisor

sony dds-3 and i-70 server

Dear all ,
Is there any compatability issue with HP i-70 server (hpux 10.20) and
SONY SDT-9000 dds-3 drive(single ended scsi).In ioscan it shows as follows.

52.4.0 tape2 CLAIMED DEVICE SONY SDT-9000
/dev/diag/rmt/c5t4d0 /dev/rmt/6mnb
/dev/rmt/4m /dev/rmt/7m
/dev/rmt/4mb /dev/rmt/7mb
/dev/rmt/4mn /dev/rmt/7mnb
/dev/rmt/4mnb /dev/rmt/c5t4d0BEST
/dev/rmt/6m /dev/rmt/c5t4d0BESTb
/dev/rmt/6mb /dev/rmt/c5t4d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/6mn /dev/rmt/c5t4d0BESTnb
But when i tried to take a tar backup i encounterd io error .The same result with other device

files.

Please anyone can help me to solve this issue.


regards
vinod
4 REPLIES
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: sony dds-3 and i-70 server

Sounds more like a problem with the drive or the media. Have you tried running a cleaning tape through the drive?


Pete

Pete
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: sony dds-3 and i-70 server

I believe that hardware will probably work.

You need to check with Sony and see if they have drivers for HP-UX 10.20. If there are no drivers it might not work.

The reason I think it will is that I have seen other posts here of users who say they are using the hardware.

Note: The os is not supported by HP. I am merely repeating a fact,not speaking for HP.

I would check to make sure the SCSI id does not conflict and take the following steps:

1) use rmsf to remove the tape drivers
2) ioscan -fnC tape to check hardware
3) insf -e or insf -C to set the drivers up anew.

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Julio Yamawaki
Esteemed Contributor

Re: sony dds-3 and i-70 server

Hi,

I tried to use DDS-3 with G60 and E35 and I was not able to use them.
I think the problem is hardware incompatibility.

Sorry.
vinodan
Advisor

Re: sony dds-3 and i-70 server

Dear all
I had to wait till to get a hp dds-3 drive.I disconnected Sony sdt-9000
dds-3 drive and connected HP 1537-69202
drive.I found it working fine.So i think there is hardware incompatability is there.

regrads
vinod