If you are really tied into DLT 7K technology try looking at the ATL
P3000/P6000 series, the basic P3000 goes to 16 drives and 320 tapes. You can
link them together to make one library of 80 drives (5 units linked as one).
We've just received my second P3000 and I very happy with the performance
and reliability. The P3000 gives you the option to connect via SCSI or
Hope all goes well.
Unix Engineering Manager
Lehman Brothers - London
Email: apengell AT lehman DOT com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: W. Curtis Preston [SMTP:curtis AT colltech DOT com]
> Sent: 30 June 2000 17:30
> To: parker AT bctm DOT com; veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] BIG library...
> If you're looking at your first big library, now's the time to consider
> another drive technology, and I'd go with AIT-2 in a heartbeat. DLT is
> more expensive and significantly less reliable. Just thought I'd mention
> that. However, the libraries below will accept both kinds of drives.
> I'm partial to the ADIC Scalar 1000.
> If you think that your storage needs are going to get even bigger, you can
> get a scaled down version of this, with one tower and one robot. However,
> "scaled down" means a price somewhere between $500,000 and $1M. However,
> it scales all the way up to 60,000 cartridges, eight towers, two robots,
> and 256 drives. Now THAT's a big jukebox.
> At 09:03 AM 6/30/00 -0700, parker AT bctm DOT com wrote:
> >Hi, folks,
> >We're in the market for a big jukebox - something that'll handle at
> >least 15 DLT7000 drives with room to grow, and at least a few hundred
> >(I'd ordinarily be interested in looking at other tape technologies, but
> >we're pretty tied to DLT right now)
> >Any recommendations? Horror stories?
> >Ross Parker | UNIX Sys Admin, Perl and C,
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