VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?

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ubiquityxx
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VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?

Unread postby ubiquityxx » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:56 pm

I bought a Tandberg VXA-2E (external) DAT drive ($25) and was hoping to get it to run in Irix 6.5. Does anyone have experience with this?

It supports DAT 160 tapes. Was even considering once running just popping into my octane.

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http://www.tandbergdata.com/default/ind ... ves/vxa-2/

Thanks in advance for the help!
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Re: VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?

Unread postby robespierre » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:55 pm

VXA is completely different from DAT. 8mm vs 4mm, the tapes aren't even the same size.
Many tape drives just work, but some require custom entries in /var/sysgen/master.d/scsi which is a tape drive database
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Re: VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?

Unread postby ubiquityxx » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:47 pm

hahaha - I'm such a newb. Thank you for that clarification.

Where would one start in understanding what I need to add to the entry in the master.d/scsi file?

I'll plug n play first to see if I can get the system to recognize.
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Re: VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?

Unread postby robespierre » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:23 pm

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Re: VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?

Unread postby ubiquityxx » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:17 pm

Thank you! I'll update thread once I get it working.
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