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How do you diagnose problems with tape drives and/or autochangers?

January 17th, 2009 No comments

TapeAlert is the street-name for the ANSI specification that governs hardware diagnostics for tape drives, libraries and autochangers.  It was “invented” by HP, and well established as an industry spec.  Pretty much everything from IBM half-million dollar robotic systems to consumer-class entry-level DAT drives from HP support the spec.  More information on the spec can be found at the TAPEALERT.ORG Read more…

SES-2 ANSI Specification

January 2nd, 2009 1 comment

The ANSI SCSI Enclosure Services (SES-2) specification can be downloaded here.

SAF-TE Specification

December 30th, 2008 No comments

SAF-TE: SCSI accessed fault-tolerant enclosures interface specification

(Editor’s note: Below from Intel’s SAF-TE site)

This specification defines a set of SCSI commands for setting drive status information, including status for RAID arrays, into a (SAF-TE compliant) disk drive array enclosure. The drive array enclosure may be a separate enclosure, or the same enclosure. The specification also defines commands for managing hot-swap drive slots and returning environmental health information for a drive enclosure.

The status commands are typically used by the enclosure manufacturer to assert lights or other indicators Read more…