Re: [Networker] Qualstar

2010-10-08 15:07:43
Subject: Re: [Networker] Qualstar
From: Francis Swasey <Frank.Swasey AT UVM DOT EDU>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 15:06:29 -0400
Hey, absolutely.

I love the Qualstar LTO tape library we have.  It's an XLS 832700.  We have the 
one LRM and two
MEM1's.  When we first got it in 2007, we didn't know whether to trust the 
library or NetWorker
about whether a tape was really in the drive, so we took the cartridge slots 
off the doors so
we could see into the LRM and visually check (without opening the door) what 
the drive status
was.  That has been helpful, but the XLS has never lied to me about the status 
of a tape drive
(while NetWorker is periodically confused).  Anyway, we have capacity for 2,505 

The tape library is rock solid, and after much work with EMC, NetWorker solidly 
supports the
library now.


On 10/8/10 2:39 PM, Werth, Dave wrote:
> We are in the process of upgrading our backup hardware and examining our 
> options.  I was wondering does anyone have an opinion they wouldn't mind 
> sharing about Qualstar LTO tape libraries?  Thanks.
> Dave Werth
> Garmin AT, Inc.
> Salem, Oregon

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