Solved

SAS 8088 cable to tape drive hot swap?

Posted on 2013-11-06
5
1,032 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I would like to know if you can unplug-plug an 8088 connector from HBA card while the server is on. The card is a Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA with two external 8088 connectors, the tape drive is a quantum LTO-4 drive.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ConSolIT
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:dlethe
dlethe earned 250 total points
ID: 39628954
All SAS devices are hot swap. It is part of the specification.  but the hardware doesn't care if you might be copying a file at the time, so as long as you are not using the device at the time, then unplug away.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:TapeDude
ID: 39629139
The short answer is yes, you can hot-swap. The long answer is: what operating system are you running, and can your refresh you devices without it upsetting your backup application's understanding of what is (or is not) available,

Usually a reboot will sort all issues... but of course this isn't always something you can do.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:ConSolIT
ID: 39630752
Server 2008 R2 enterprise
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
TapeDude earned 250 total points
ID: 39630892
You will need to go into device manager and 'scan for new devices'. Once the drive is recognised, you may have to go into 'Services' and stop and then start the backup application's background services before the backup application will 'see' the drive.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:ConSolIT
ID: 39630901
Thanks guys
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question