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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Hardware Forum
Author Alpha station 255 hardware compatability
Anthony Reeder
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Posted on February 23 2006 21:20
I have an alphastation 255 running openVMS V7.1. I am trying to sort out my backup options. I have a TLZ06 cassette tape drive connected via a StorageWorks expansion unit. The tape drive is connected with a SCSI ID = 1. The computer recognises it but fails to drive it. Either the tape drive isnt compatable with my system or it has died. The tape drive was running successfuly on my old DEC 3000/300 axp. Can someone advise me if in theory this tape drive can be run on my system.

Thank you in advance

Tony
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Author TLZ06 should be recognized by V7.1
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Posted on February 24 2006 04:08
Sounds to me like it should work. Could it be a problem with the Storage Works unit? What model is it? And of course, are you sure there isn't another unit 1 one the bus? smiley
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Posted on February 24 2006 05:35
what error message do you get when trying read/write to the tape drive?
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Posted on February 26 2006 22:14
The storage works exapnsion unit is the one that came with the DEC300/3000. It is a BA353-Ax. I am not sure if I have a SCSI ID address clash. I did try changing it to 4 and 5 but the computer then did not recognise it. Is there a way to discover the SCSI address of the units present on the computer?

The error mesage i got on an attempted mount was
%mount-F-volinv volume is not software enabled

I was trying a new tape when this message was generated and this may be related to that.

when asking for a show device/full for mka100 under volume status it says no-unload on dismount, beginning-of-tape, odd parity.

I interrogated the error-log file using analyze/error_log. I appear to be getting two types of error 1) error type 03 command transmission failure and 2) error type 05 extended sense data received.

I hope this answers the replies I had.

Thank you in advance, Tony
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Posted on February 27 2006 04:04
[quote:5db751f85d="Anthony Reeder"]The storage works exapnsion unit is the one that came with the DEC300/3000. It is a BA353-Ax. I am not sure if I have a SCSI ID address clash. I did try changing it to 4 and 5 but the computer then did not recognise it. Is there a way to discover the SCSI address of the units present on the computer?[/quote:5db751f85d]

The StorageWorks pizza box, should be okay. Are there any other devices in the BA353? Are they having problems? It could be a bad SCSI cable (I've had a couple fail before). Often, the hard drives are SCSI 2/3, CDROM is SCSI 4, and tape is SCSI 5. The Alpha itself should be SCSI ID 7. If you are at the >>> prompt, you should be able to do a SHOW DEV and see all your devices, and SCSI ID listed. If not, you do have a conflict.

You might try moving the TLZ06 do another slot in the box, too.
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