Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
I have seen LTO around a lot, with fancy pants usb. For forward compatibility it is probably the best bet it would seem. Though I might get open tape for just because it looks cool, though I might get one for media, rather than raw data storage. -H On 24 July 2017 17:03:29 BST, Al Kossow

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 7/24/17 8:46 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: > The problem with Exabyte drives is they seemed to have a short shelf life. Most of the rubber parts have failed in the dozens of Exabytes I have. LTO is the direction the world has been going for a while. They have about three generations of

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Jon Elson via cctalk
On 07/23/2017 10:35 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: There have been many tape formats that have gone in and out of fashion. In the late 80s and early 90s, 8mm videotape-type Exabyte carts were very

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctalk
What kind of data volume are we talking about, and what kind of budget? I personally use LTO-5 for my backups (1.5 TB raw capacity), and have no difficulty finding tapes. On 7/24/17, 2:51 AM, "cctalk on behalf of Henry Bond via cctalk"

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
If you think there's a way I can do backups onto open reel tape and have it last 30 years +, I've been looking for an excuse to get one of those. -H On 24 July 2017 06:20:35 BST, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: >On 07/23/2017 09:05 PM, devin davison via cctalk wrote: >

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-24 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
ral Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts >Subject: Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available > >On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk < >cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: >> >> There have been many tape formats that have gone in and

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/23/2017 09:05 PM, devin davison via cctalk wrote: > 30 seconds ago. I guess I should clean the Exabyte carts off my dining room > table. Heck, I've still got lots of DDS1 and 2 carts, DC1000 mini carts, and a whole box of 8mm Exabytes. Various QIC carts, Travan, etc. Did someone say

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread devin davison via cctalk
my sgi onyx just came with a 8 mm drive. i picked up some tapes cheap, they are pretty limited in capacity. i have had read and write issues even after using a cleaning tape and a new box of tapes. my ibm as 400 used them too similar issues. kept complaining the drive was dirty even after running

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread TeoZ via cctalk
Message- From: devin davison via cctalk Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:33 PM To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts ; Henry Bond Subject: Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available I have quite a bit of sgi gear and have been moving quite a bit of data from a linux

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread TeoZ via cctalk
The major 8mm tape drives I know about are SONY AIT -Original Message- From: Glen Slick via cctalk Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:35 PM To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts Subject: Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 8:23

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread Glen Slick via cctalk
On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > > There have been many tape formats that have gone in and out of fashion. > In the late 80s and early 90s, 8mm videotape-type Exabyte carts were > very popular--when have you last seen one? > 30 seconds ago.

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 07/23/2017 05:51 PM, Henry Bond via cctalk wrote: > I have need to make backups, and if you are going to do something, do it the > proper way. Feel like I'm preaching to the choir here mind. > > My issue is finding tape to fit any drive I might buy or choosing an > appropriate tape library

Re: Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread devin davison via cctalk
I have quite a bit of sgi gear and have been moving quite a bit of data from a linux machine to my sgi gear via tape recently. dat dds4 and dat 72 drives work good and the tapes are easy to come by. i have many dell branded dat drives that work without any special configuration. for larger

Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

2017-07-23 Thread Henry Bond via cctalk
Hi Gang, I have need to make backups, and if you are going to do something, do it the proper way. Feel like I'm preaching to the choir here mind. My issue is finding tape to fit any drive I might buy or choosing an appropriate tape library device which has tape available to purchase with