Solved How to connect LTO hardware to server

Microsoft Small business server 2003 r2...
September 15, 2013 at 12:09:48
Specs: Windows 2003
Can someone tell me how this backup device is supposed to connect to a server? I've never setup one of these and an associate of mine is looking to buy one. It's unclear to me what he'll need to connect it to the server. He has a RAID controller in his server (a small HP tower server) and it has an external connection to it, but I don't think you're supposed to connect this to a RAID controller. Maybe I'm wrong. I think he'll need to buy an add-on card, but what kind? That's where I'm stuck.

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September 15, 2013 at 12:24:54
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It's a SCSI device, so you need an appropriate SCSI interface. Most RAID controllers nowadays are SATA or SAS (although you should check the specifications of the server) so won't do the job. You almost certainly need an add-on SCSI interface card (assuming the server doesn't already have a SCSI port); the supplier of the tape device should be able to advise you the best make and model to buy. It will cost you somewhere in the region of $100-200.

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September 15, 2013 at 22:58:28
Thanks for the quick reply ijack. That's what I thought and is exactly what I needed to know for sure.

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September 15, 2013 at 23:13:58
Here's the make/model of the one from Newegg he's looking at. It's a SAS connected device so I guess he just purchases a SAS add-on card to go with it?


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