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babeker brahim
Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Aug 28, 2018 at 11:42:45 am

Hi

My HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive model AQ280 # 040 is installed on HP Proliant Microserver Gen8 G1610T model 819185-421 on Windows server 2008 R2 standard service (x64) pack1 connected to HP Ultrium SAS card M8705A SCSI Sequential Device Model 4K13B5 by HP Cable 407344-003 2 meters External Mini SAS

It should be noted that to take the references of the card; I removed the card to scan the barcode; but unfortunately after mounting, the tape drive is not detected and the driver of the HP Ultrium M8705A SCSI Sequential Device SAS adapter becomes unknown

Before disassembly of the card; the tape drive appears on the device manager

for that; in addition to the request of assistance for the configuration of the HPE LTO-5 tape drive in LTFS, I seek the starting of the tape drive in question

cordially


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babeker brahim
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 1, 2018 at 8:21:32 am

Hi
Configuring the HPE StoreEver LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS External Tape Drive has been successfully completed; now remains to kindly assist us to use it in LTFS

This the tape drive is connected to the HP Smart Array P222 1-Port SAS Controller card by the HP 407344-003 2-Meter External Mini SAS Cable


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Tim Gerhard
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 6, 2018 at 10:56:40 pm

You just need to download HPE StoreOpen Standalone to run LTFS if you're wanting free software.

Tim Gerhard
MagStor Inc.
614-505-6333
tgerhard@magnext.com
NAB 2018 Booth #SL15816


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babeker brahim
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 8, 2018 at 7:44:04 am

Thanks for your help, The HPE StoreOpen Standalone software has already been installed; but there is a problem after running the HPE LTFS configuration software according to the message '' No suitable tape drives found ''


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Tim Gerhard
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 11, 2018 at 3:22:07 pm

Make sure your tape drive has the latest firmware using HP LTT. Check on your SAS card to see if it supports LTFS tape drives, not all SAS cards are capable.

I believe HP LTT also has an LTFS readiness check tool now as well.

Tim Gerhard
MagStor Inc.
614-505-6333
tgerhard@magnext.com
NAB 2018 Booth #SL15816


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babeker brahim
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 12, 2018 at 10:14:59 am

Running the HPE LTFS configuration software gives us the message '' No suitable tape drives found ''
Running the L & TT software gives us the message "L & TT does not support this device".
Running the Smart Storage Administrator software on the Smart Array P222 board diagnostic report in slot 1 we had 2 errors
• 283 Smart Array P222 in connector 1 is disabled because the cache module is not connected

• There is no configurable physical disk connected to the current Smart RAID / HBA.

What's the solution?
cordially


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Tim Gerhard
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 13, 2018 at 5:32:35 pm

Something is wrong with your HBA or the drive isn't connected properly.

Is the drive showing up in device manager as an Ultrium-5?

Tim Gerhard
MagStor Inc.
614-505-6333
tgerhard@magnext.com
NAB 2018 Booth #SL15816


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Tim Gerhard
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 13, 2018 at 8:08:18 pm

Wait I see you have M8705A, which is a non-stop drive. Non-stop is a special drive and I don't think you can use LTFS with it. You'll need a normal drive.

Tim Gerhard
MagStor Inc.
614-505-6333
tgerhard@magnext.com
NAB 2018 Booth #SL15816


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babeker brahim
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 14, 2018 at 10:06:39 am

Yes Does the Drive Appear in the Device Manager as Ultrium-5
This drive works with Imperius software and other backup software, but the problem is that when you add another backup, you overwrite the data and I want the sequential backup for archiving the digital data that is in hard drives
What is the difference between the non-stop drive and the normal drive?
What are the advantages of the non-stop reader?


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Tim Gerhard
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 14, 2018 at 11:04:06 pm

Non-Stop drives are specifically to be used in an HPE Stack environment, and generally cost 4-5x more than a normal drive. Usually only government or major corporations use them.

The LTFS utility is very specific and picky about the drives you're using, so you'd need a regular HPE drive.

You may want to try Xen Data Workstation 6 for Windows since their LTFS package is vendor neutral.

Tim Gerhard
MagStor Inc.
614-505-6333
tgerhard@magnext.com
NAB 2018 Booth #SL15816


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babeker brahim
Re: Requesting Assistance About the LTO-5 Tape Drive
on Sep 15, 2018 at 7:43:59 am

Thank you for your help, I will take into consideration your orientations and I wish you a good day


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