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Re: [SLE] Near-Line Storage
  • From: Graham Smith <gqs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 15:33:12 +1100
  • Message-id: <200211071533.12257.gqs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 07:25 am, Stuart Powell wrote:
> Hello, everyone.
> I have recently acquired a new (old) server that came with a Compaq DLT
> Mini Library. The library has room for 15 tapes, and has a pair of 35/70
> DLT drives inside it, along with a bar code reader (which I will probably
> never use). Having spoken to a Compaq support person, it seems that the
> drive is a Manatee or Manatee 2, if that helps. A search for this on the
> Compaq site yields no results, although there is a reference to it on the
> Arcserve site listing it as a supported device for their products.
> I am trying to decide which avenue to follow for this device. I would like
> to either use it as a back-up device or as a near-line storage device. If
> it could do both simultaneously, that would be awesome, but I think that's
> unlikely.
> My question is, does anyone know of any freely available utilities that
> would help with setting the device up as near-line storage ? I have found
> a few commercial offerings out on Google, and Freshmeat drew a blank, too.
> I can't spend a great deal of money on this as it is a home machine. I'd
> like to use it get our large collection of MPEG and MP3 files off the hard
> drives and free up some space.
> Thanks,
> Stuart.

Hi Stuart,

I know nothing about autochangers but found this on Freshmeat.
MTX - SCSI Media Changer and Backup Device Control

Hope this helps.

Graham Smith

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