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Re: [SLUG] tape backup?
- To: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] tape backup?
- From: Rick Moen <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 8 15:28:02 2001
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.20i
begin Richard Blackburn quotation:
> Someone just gave me a HP Colorado T1000e tape backup unit. Obviously
> from the last century. Anyone know if it's useable with Linux and what
> it's storage capacity is?
Hmm. Nasty piece of work, that. It uses a parallel-port interface, and
does a protocol called "epat" over it.
The T1000e is just the external version of the T1000, so you can look
up on-line materials on the latter, and they'll apply.
It uses QIC-80/80Wide/80XL Travan cartridges (expensive!): 400MB before
compression. It also can do read-only access to QIC-40 cartridges.
http://www.torque.net/linux-pp.html isn't hopeful on the Linux-support
front, which isn't surprising. I think you're out of luck. I think
it's what Tolkein called a "mathom". ;->
Cheers, "Java is COBOL 2.0."
Rick Moen -- Deirdre Saoirse Moen