Ultrium LTO3 Tape Drive for pSeries p570

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems AIX Ultrium LTO3 Tape Drive for pSeries p570
# 1  
Old 09-29-2009
Ultrium LTO3 Tape Drive for pSeries p570

I have 2 servers in my office which are p570 and p550. Both run under AIX 5300-07. And I only have 1 x SCSI Ultrium LTO3 Tape Drive. For syncronization purposes, I always backup p570 server's database and restore into p550 server.

And due to the frequent process of syncronization, I require to unplug the SCSI cable from p570 and plug in p550 and vice versa. This result to the loose of card as well as sometime cable is not attach to the card properly.

I would like to seek a permanent solution to handle this problem but I do not have budget to buy another Ultrium LTO3 Tape Drive for restoration purposes.

Thus, I would like to check whether there is device that act as a I/O Switch which will permanently attached cables to p570 and p550 as well as the Tape Drive and subsequently when I want to use the tape drive for p550, I will just turn the swicth to p550 and vice versa.

In addition, I would like to check with all the experts here whether there is other way to handle this problem.


---------- Post updated at 11:38 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:07 AM ----------

In addition, I would like to listen to all of yours opinion on if I attach the Tape Drive to SAN Switch, will this affect the performance of the hard disk that using the same SAN Switch?
# 2  
Old 09-29-2009
There are many ways in which you can keep the systems in sync
1 Using Rsync Copy from one system to the other directly
This also alows cloning of directories , exports and datafiles as required
2 Backup and restore using backup tools like Netback ( network backup )
3 Depending on your databse you can migrate date using tools that come with your databse ( datagard etc... )
4 Export and import data via network
4 Tape dirves can be made avable on both system via san and then using san backup tools or even ( tapeutil )
6 then Depending on your storage you may be able to use storage mirror of some sort ( metromirror , flashcopy etc..)

Hope this helps

Last edited by ravager; 09-29-2009 at 04:46 AM..
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

8 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Solaris

Sun E220R + HP (SCSI) LTO Ultrium Tape Drive

Hi all, this time I'd need a help from an advanced Solaris system admin :rolleyes: I attached a HP StorageWorks Ultrium 215 Tape Drives - Overview - c00059530 - HP Business Support Center to my Sun E220R and it got recognized immediately (probe-scsi-all). Now the operating system boot process... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: pseudocoder
8 Replies

2. AIX

p570 seeing LTO drive but not 3582 library (smc0)

I have a p570 running AIX 5.2 ml 10. We just got in a IBM 3582 library. The library is connected directly to the lpar via fibre cable. I've installed: Atape.driver atldd.driver After a reboot, I can see the one tape drive: ... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: BobSmith
2 Replies

3. AIX

LTO3 Drive to read LTO3 tape with LTO4 content

Dear all experts, I have a LTO3 tape drive and thinking of upgrade to LTO4 drive. Before we proceed to upgrade, I have 1 question to ask. As I will use the backup tape to restore into other server (pSeries p550), I have the problem of if I backup in LTO4 tape in future, how can I restore the... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: kwliew999
1 Replies

4. AIX

can't find a LTO3 drive through SAN,pls help!

Hi,everyone the situation is: at the very beginning ,through cfgmgr i find all LTO3 drives and 9840D drives. Then, some guy changed the device id(loop id) of all the stk drives on the tape lib panel. This time, i ran the cfgmgr but got nothing. so i asked that guy to change the loop id... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: zzisking
2 Replies

5. AIX

Tape Drive

I have tape drive in one Lpar. when i saw that time tape is in defined state. After that i deleted the tape drive using the rmdev -R command. Then fired the cfgmgr -v command. But I am not getting the tape drive. Now the drive is even not in defined state also. It is not shown the tape drive. How... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: pernasivam
1 Replies

6. AIX

Mounting a USB Drive in AIX 5.3 ML 6, P570

Hi Can somebody help me know , How can i mount a USB drive in my AIX 5.3 ML6, P570 Server. This is a Bit urgent for me. Thanks in advance.. Regards Raj (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: rdkumarj
0 Replies

7. AIX

Installing 3590 tape drive to pSeries server run on AIX5.3

Brothers, I have a question on compatible issues. I have a p570 server running on AIX5.3.0.0 TL04. Recently I have received a 3590 tape drive with library and I am wonder whether I can make use of this tape drive for my normal daily backup of AIX in p570 server. Any driver or adapter... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: kwliew999
1 Replies

8. AIX

Ultrium Tape

Hello world I would to know the age of utrium tape ? How many time i can use one tape ???? THank you all (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: mktahar
2 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question