CM5.0 using extenal USB tape drive

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Jun 16th, 2007

Has anyone tried configuring the external USB tape drive on MCS7835H2 appliance server?

I have tried connecting the tape drive to 1 of 4 built-in USB port on the server. The server is not able to detect my tape drive. Any idea??


I have this problem too.
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manumohan200 Sat, 06/16/2007 - 10:50


Normally we need to install drivers for this tape drives, but in the case of CM5.0 it will be installed along with the CCM installation.

For me I have tried connecting to one of the USB ports in the back as well as in the front side. Bot worked fine and I was able to do the backup.

You need to check in the "Platform Administration" >"backup" section. There you can check in the destination drive for this tape drive.



kinfai.cheong Mon, 06/18/2007 - 18:55

Thanks Manu. I managed to install the external tape drive now. I just puzzled why in the MCS7835-H2 data sheet mentioned that we need to use the (DAT-USB-ADPT) PCI-USB adapter for the external tape drive.

Thanks again.


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