[rescue] DLT tape drives and librarys

Paul Hortiatis ph009j at mail.rochester.edu
Sun Mar 14 18:57:32 CST 2004

Sory for replying to my own post, but i finaly found a disscussion in the
archives about the loader only markings, don't know why i couldn't find it

I'm still wondering if any one has any experience with these libraries,the
compaq model number is TL881, the overland model number is LXB4X10 or
LXB7X10 (X being the number of drives 1 or 2).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org]On
> Behalf Of Paul Hortiatis
> Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:49 PM
> To: 'The Rescue List'
> Subject: [rescue] DLT tape drives and librarys
> I recently got a Compaq dlt tape library (TL881 MiniLibrary)
> that isn't
> detecting the DLT drive in it. I googled around and found a
> few manuals for
> it, from Compaq and the few other companies that have badged
> them, it looks
> like overland origonaly made it. I have checked all the
> cabling inside the
> library and every thing apears to be ok. the drive in the
> library is marked
> as a standalown only drive, I'm assuming that may be the
> problem, i think
> the origonal drive was switched out.  Does any one know what the real
> diffrences are between a loader only drive and the standalown
> only drives?
> For some reason i seem to rember that the loader only drives
> do not have the
> handel to remove the tape, though the handel does not get in
> the way of the
> robotics in the library. I have not been able to find any
> info about the
> diffrence. The other problem could also be drive firmware, which would
> posably be more dificult to solve. Does any one have any
> other insight into
> things to try?
> Paul
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

More information about the rescue mailing list