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Upgrade to LTO5 tape library using SCSI interface

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Hi All

I am looking to upgrade my SDLT II tape library to LTO5 as I have a large amount to backup
I currently use BackupExec 12.5
I know LTO5 use a Fibre Channel Interface but can this work with my current SCSI interface?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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LTO-5 is a SAS tape drive (you can get libraries with LTO5 drives in them that are fibre attached to the SAN fabric but the drive itself is SAS)

If you have SDLT it is using SCSI (more correctly parallel SCSI) so in order to get a LTO5 drive you'd need a SAS controller card for the server

Also I'm not sure if BE12.5 will recognise the LTO5 drive once you have the physical setup - you'll certainly need to do a LiveUpdate to get all the latest drivers and maybe need to update to the latest version 2010R2
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Thanks for your help with this RandyB.
I am looking at a Neo 400 Library to house three drives at the moment and would like to attach this to my SAN but I need to do some more research first.
Cheers, John.
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