Quantum DLT 4700 Product manual

Installation
Density Specifiers
Density specifiers override the front-panel settings. Refer to the st man pages
for more information.
1. Make sure that total length for each SCSI bus (including internal
cable lengths) is less than 6 meters (20 feet).
The internal SCSI cable length for this auto-loader is 0.35 meters
(14 inches).
2. For Solaris™ 2.4, 2.5, and 2.5.1 operating systems, add the
following to the /kernel/drv/st.conf file.
(Note - There must be five spaces between “SUN” and “DLT”.)
SCSI connectors
tape-config-list=
“SUN
DLT4700”, “Quantum DLT 4700 Mini-Library”, “QDLT”;
QDLT =1,0x36,0,0xD639,4,0x80,0x81,0x82,0x83,2;
3. Shut down the operating system.
4. Determine the SCSI address
(target ID) for the tape drive.
CompacTape IV
CompacTape IIIxt
CompacTape III
l, h
20 Gbytes
15 Gbytes
10 Gbytes
m, c
SCSI address
switch
Cartridge Types and Capacities
Density
specifiers
40 Gbytes
1
30
Gbytes1
20 Gbytes1
1
Assumes a typical compression ratio of 2:1. The compression ratio will vary depending
upon the type of data being compressed.
Software Commands
Solaris Handbook for
SMCC Peripherals
Brief descriptions of some commonly used software commands are in the
following table. Refer to the Solaris Handbook for SMCC Peripherals, man pages
or AnswerBook on-line documentation for more information.
or
Command
Description
Solaris AnswerBook™
on-line documentation
ufsdump
Creates incremental or full backups. The -l option is used to
sequence tape cartridges for large back ups.
ufsrestore
Retrieves data backed up using ufsdump
tar
Creates tape archives and adds or extracts files
mt
Sends commands to magnetic tape devices
st
Acts as a device driver and interface to SCSI tape devices
tapetool
OpenWindows™ tool that reads files from tape or archives files to tape
cpio
Copies file archives in and out
Power connector
Power switch
Voltage select switch
5. Set the SCSI address switch to the correct SCSI address.
Operation
6. Set the voltage select switch to the correct voltage.
The auto-loader is set for 220V operation. If you are using 110V, you
must change the select switch. See the illustration on the next page.
7. Turn off the power to the workstation and the peripherals.
8. Connect the cables.
See the “Cable Connections” section.
9. Turn on the power to the peripherals and then to the workstation.
10. Configure the system.
Remember to reboot your system using boot -r
11. See Chapter 5 of the Quantum Tape Mini-Library Product Manual
for more information.
Read the Quantum CompacTape Handling and Storage Guidelines, this guide, and
chapters 1, 2, and 5 of the Quantum Tape Mini-Library Product Manual, before
operating the auto-loader.
Note – Many of the illustrations and procedures in the Quantum Tape MiniLibrary Product Manual do not apply to the SPARCstorage 4700 Tape Autoloader. The illustrations and procedures in this guide take precedence over the
Quantum documentation.
System Diagnostic Support
SunVTS and SunVTS_PRO support for Solaris 2.5.1 and prior operating
systems is available by applying patch-id number 103097-01 to your system.
Use your normal service channels to obtain this patch. This auto-loader is not
supported by SunDiag.
Tape Cartridge
Ordering Sun Documents
Follow the guidelines in the Quantum CompacTape Handling and Storage
Guidelines.
In addition:
The SunDocs Order Desk is a distribution center for Sun Microsystems
technical documentation. It accepts all major credit cards and company
purchase orders. You can order documentation in the following ways:
•
Use only the labels that were supplied with the cartridge. The use of other
labels may cause the cartridge to jam in the tape drive.
In the U.S.A.
Outside the U.S.A.
Fax 1-801-373-6798
Fax 1-801-373-6798
Do not move a SPARCstorage DLT 4700 tape auto-loader with cartridges
installed. Doing so can damage the auto-loader and the cartridges.
Call 1-800-247-0250
Call 1-801-342-3450
•
Cleaning
In normal operating conditions, this drive does not require periodic cleaning.
When cleaning is required, the front-panel “Use Cleaning Tape” LED will light.
Use a CleaningTape III or equivalent cleaning cartridge. Follow the instructions
included with the cartridge.
Cable Connections
140-280 Gbyte SPARCstorage™
DLT4700 Auto-Loader
Installation and User’s Guide
World Wide Web: http://www.sun.com/sundocs/catalog.html
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This auto-loader was shipped with one 50-50 pin and one 50-68 pin SCSI cable.
If you are connecting the auto-loader with wide-SCSI devices (68 pin), then the
tape drive should go at the end of the chain.
If you are connecting the auto-loader with other narrow-SCSI devices (50 pin),
then placement is up to you.
Note – A SCSI terminator must be used if the last device in the chain does not
have automatic SCSI termination.
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