This guide is designed to help you install, manage, and troubleshoot your internal-mount and desktop DLT™ drives. Two product variations of the tape drive are documented in this guide:
The primary functional differences between these drives are tape cartridge compatibility, storage capacity and data transfer rates. These drive products have been specifically configured and tested to work with the following Silicon Graphics® host systems:
Onyx2™ rackmount or deskside systems
Origin2000™ rackmount or deskside systems
Origin200™ deskside tower and rackmount systems
|Note: Please consult your Silicon Graphics sales or service representative before using these DLT drives with any other host systems.|
With DLT7000 drives, you must have IRIX™ 6.4 or later installed on the host system or the drive is not recognized. DLT2000XT drives are supported with IRIX release 6.2 or later.Connecting the DLT tape drive to a deskside or rackmount system may require some setup by a qualified service provider. Any XIO SCSI board must be connected and configured by a trained field installer during or after installation of the host system.
Otherwise, the internal-mount and desktop DLT drives and all the procedures in this guide are designed so that customers can install, use, and maintain them without the help of a trained technician. However, do not feel that you must work with the hardware yourself. You can always contact your maintenance provider to have an authorized service person work with the hardware instead.
This document is organized as follows:
Chapter 1, “Introducing the DLT7000 and 2000XT Drives,” gives an overview of the tape drives, their external features, connection guidelines, and SCSI-2 information.
Chapter 2, “Installing an Internally-Mounted DLT Drive,” explains the configuration and installation procedures for installing the internal-mount version of the DLT inside a deskside Origin Vault (tower), an Origin200 system, or the rackmounted Origin Vault drive enclosure.
Chapter 3, “Cabling for the DLT Drive Box,” explains how to properly cable the deskside and rackmount Origin Vault drive boxes for DLT use.
Chapter 4, “Installing a Desktop 7000 or 2000XT DLT Drive,” gives general guidelines for placement, installation, connection, and configuration of the desktop DLT drives. Power-on, power-off, and self-test procedures are covered.
Chapter 5, “DLT Drive Operation and Troubleshooting,” offers operating instructions for tapes and drives, including LED indicator activity, loading and unloading tapes, and using the cleaning cartridge. This chapter also includes information on simple diagnosis of minor problems and instructions for removing a jammed cartridge.
Appendix A, “Hardware Specifications,” contains technical specifications for the DLT7000 and 2000XT drives, as well as pinouts for the SCSI connector.
Portions of information in this manual are derived directly from the Quantum® DLT7000 Tape Drive Product Manual (P/N 81-111331-01).
The primary audience for this guide is presumed to be end users or administrators who have some basic computer hardware and software knowledge. The document may also provide helpful information to field support personnel and OEM partners.
Additional software-specific information is available in the following software guides:
IRIX Admin: Peripheral Devices
Personal System Administration Guide
automated backup software instructions: IRIX NetWorker Installation Guide, IRIX NetWorker Administrator's Guide, and NetWorker for IRIX User's Guide
Useful information regarding the host systems that connect to your DLT tape drive can be found in the owner's guides for the specific host system. Note that system-level owner's guides are shipped with the host system and not with the tape drive.