[rescue] 611 cases & cables

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 15 15:51:39 CDT 2008

--- On Sat, 6/14/08, Nadine Miller <velociraptor at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Exactly!  Unfortunately, I can't find *an* OS that
> supports
> > all these different drives.  E.g., Slowaris chokes on
> the
> > M.O. drives...
> That's odd.  Back in the '90's we had a giant
> MO jukebox running under  
> Solaris for archiving.  We also had jukes with MO's in
> a Commvault  
> backup system.
> Sounds like a configuration issue to me.  Solaris
> shouldn't care if  
> it's MO or anything else if the abstraction layer is
> properly  
> interfaced to the hardware.

I suspect the MO's you were using had 512 byte sectors?
*Or*, you had some third-party *glue* between Solaris and
the drives themselves (performing some blocking algorithm).

>From what I have seen, Solaris does not like 1024 byte sectors.

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