Interchange SCSI Compaq AIT35 Tape Drive with SCSI DAT72 Tape Drive?
Posted on 2008-06-16
I am trying to determine if the foloowing drives could be swapped with each other.
The servers are located in remote sites so I am unable to physically check.
Server 1 is a DL380 G3 with a bad Compaq AIT35 SCSI tape drive. It is on a Smart Array 5300 controller in Slot 3 with Bus 1, Drive 5 settings. It is an Ultra Wide (16 bits)
I want to replcae it with the tape drive from the following server.
Server 2 is a DL380 G4 wih an HP 36/72 GB DAT SCSI tape drive. It is on a Smart Array 6i controller on the system board with Bus 1, Drive 5 settings. It is an Ultra Wide (16bits)
Going by the information I have managed to gather I think that I should be able to simply remove the DAT drive and replace the AIT drive and then place the AIT drive in Server 2 to simply fill the hole.
Also need to know if they are hot swappable or do I need to power down the servers to do this.
Thanks for any and all help!