velahton Absent Member.
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IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive

I have started to suspect that our tape drive is not working properly.

Netware version is 6.5, server is IBM-EXP X3400.

Now our tape drive is DAT drive IBM DDS Gen5.

I was thinking about this drive:
DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive
IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive: Overview

Has anyone expierence about that drive and Netware 6.5.

The drive would be connected to server's mother board by usb, will that be working with Netware 6.5? I'm using sbcon to make backups.
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Re: IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive

Velahton,
> The drive would be connected to server's mother board by usb, will that
> be working with Netware 6.5? I'm using sbcon to make backups.


No. There are no drivers for that AFAIK.

--
Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
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velahton Absent Member.
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Re: IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive

Thank you for your help. Too bad those drives are not supported, capacity is enough for our purposes and the price is not too high.

What would then be the next step, if our current drive really is broken?

Looks like at least IBM is not anymore selling DAT DDS5 drives.

What about the LTO Ultrium 3 drives, for example this one:
IBM System Storage TS2230 Tape Drive Express Model featuring half-high Ultrium 3 technology: Specifications - Tape Systems - IBM System Storage

Could that be used with Netware 6.5 and sbcon?
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Re: IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive

Velahton,
> Could that be used with Netware 6.5 and sbcon?


We use Ultrium tapes ourselves, but not that type. Generally, most
SCSI-attached drives will work, even if more recent drives may be
unsupported.

Another option for you is to look at SEP Sesam and see what drives they
support.

--
Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
http://www.novell.com/rms

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