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which card does surestore lto 2/20 tape support

tommy_28
Frequent Advisor

which card does surestore lto 2/20 tape support

Hi,

I'm trying to use a smart array 5i HBA to connect to a surestore lto 2/20 tape library. Although I can see the tape when smartarray warm up, it found a tape device 'scsi port 1,scsi id 1', but I did not see it on Debian linux 3.0(2.4 kernel), I modprobed 'st' driver and checked /proc/scsi/scsi and dmesg, no tape device found.

I suspect sa5i does not support externel tape? So which cards are supported for this surestore , or any other points I had missed.

Thx.
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Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: which card does surestore lto 2/20 tape support

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg50063&locale=en_US

29160 is suggested, and anyway, arrays controllers do not support library
Scott McIntosh_2
Honored Contributor

Re: which card does surestore lto 2/20 tape support

I would not run tape drives off the SmartArray SCSI busses.

Use a standard add-on SCSI card from Adaptec or other vendor supported by your OS.

Thanks,
Scott
HP Support