Need to replace tape drive of hp on linux

I need to replace disk on hp hardware so what precautions or steps need to be take care of for this. plss guide me.
apunkabollywoodAsked:
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SnibborgOwnerCommented:
Can you give us more details of what HP machine we are talking about and whether there is RAID being used etc?
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TapeDudeCommented:
I'm confused. The title of your question refers to 'tape' but the question itself says 'disk'

Assuming you meant 'tape' -

My experience with Linux suggests you can just swap out the old one for the new and Linux will auto-detect and configure the drivers on boot. This works for SCSI and IDE/ATA/SATA tape drives... haven't tried it with fibre.

Of course, you should do the swap with the power off, and observing all the usual static precautions.
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
how can be know that our disks are swappable or not ..and what precaution we need to take...for the same.
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TapeDudeCommented:
You need to be more clear.

Exactly what is it you are trying to do?
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SnibborgOwnerCommented:
Give us a machine name at least please.  There areso many HP products from servers and desktops to laptops.  All will run Linux.  

Please help us to help you.
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
I investigated .. and found ...it is ..ultrium-3 and hsv210...is that enough ....
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SnibborgOwnerCommented:
So we are talking about a tape drive after all?  Is it actually the tape drive you are replacing, or are you looking to restore a backup from tape to the replace a failed disk?

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andyalderCommented:
Doesn't make sense, HSV210 is the controller for a HP EVA4000 SAN, it can't connect to an Ultrium3 tape drive.
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
many thanks to you all but i think problem was from my side ...
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