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Connecting Tape Library to Backup Server?

Hi all,

We have purchased this new Tape Library but for the life of me I cannot understand how to implement it with ArcServe. I have installed the ArcServe TapeLibrary Option but it doesnt detect the library.

ArcServe definetly supports this model and picks up both tapes.

What I'm concerned about is that the drives are connected via SCSI but there is no scsi port connecting the library to the server. There are 2 x 10/100 lan ports for web management on the back and thats it.

I have connected the scsi controller to one tape then piggy backed from the first tape drive to the second tape drive and then terminated it.
(Obviosly both tape drives have 2 scsi ports) This allows the server to recognise the drives fine. But it doesnt detect any library device!

Is there something major i'm missing here? Is there suppost to be another SCSI port to connect the library to the server? Or is Arcserve suppost to connect via lan or something?

Any help really really appreciated as Im a library newb and really sick of trying to figure this one out!
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mishramanuj
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David WallCommented:
I would speak to IBM or your supplier There should be some sort of connection to the libraray, rather than the drives them selves.

I have no experience of this device but other tape libraries usually connect via the library itself not the individual tapes.

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kkransCommented:
Hi,

Check the compability matrix @
http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/storage/infodocs/basb115win/basb115win_cdl.asp

I will check the specs of your library...
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kkransCommented:
Is this the one?
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/systems/support/system_x_pdf/ibm_33614lx_tape_library_user_guide.pdf
Check the Page 22 for connection information...

I also found an additional manual:
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/systems/support/system_x_pdf/gj1chmst.pdf
Page 23 is similar.
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kkransCommented:
EDIT: The server connects via SCSI to the controller card at the library. Arcserve should readily detect the library for you

Sorry for bunch of posts :)
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mishramanujAuthor Commented:
Ok guys I think you have answered my question. I thought that there must be a SCSI connection to Server for the library however our library does not have the scsi connector on it displayed in the manual! Just two lan ports. I will have to call IBM and find out why they would sell a version without any available way of connecting the library? Im sure there is an addon option or something that somehow has been misordered!
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mishramanujAuthor Commented:
EDIT:

It turns out that its not SCSI its Multi-LUN I am now assuming that my SCSI controller has not got Mult-LUN Enabled and will go and research this card to find out how to get it working. So be wary when reading this post your library may not require a SCSI connect at all.
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