Preface The HP DDS-DC Tape Drive User’s Guide describes how to install, configure, and use the DDS-DC drive. We’ve organized this guide as follows: Chapter 1 Provides a general description of the DDS-DC drive and the procedures for installing it into a system. Chapter 2 Describes the DDS-DC drive configurations, its controls and features, and provides directions for using it.
Preface Safety and Regulatory Statements See the Owner’s Guide that came with your system for safety informtion. Emissions Regulations Federal Communications Commission (FCC) The Federal Communications Commission of the U.S. government regulates the radio frequency energy emanated by computing devices through published regulations. These regulations specify the limits of radio frequency emission to protect radio and television reception.
Installation Notice Products designated in the applicable Hewlett-Packard price list as customer-installable can be installed by computer-knowledgeable customers who carefully read and follow the instructions provided. Customers who elect to have the product installed by our field personnel are charged the applicable field installation charge, as covered under the standard terms and conditions.
Preface Related Manuals For more information, refer to the following documents: The Owner’s Guide that came with your system HP-UX Installing Peripherals: HP 9000 Series 700 (B2355–90006) Using Your HP Workstation (A2615–90003) HP Visual User Environment User’s Guide (B1171–90061) System Administration Tasks HP 9000 Series 700 Computers (B2355–90040) Using HP-UX (B2910–90001) Documents specific to HP DDS drives: HP DDS-2 Tape Drive User’s Guide (A1658–90689)
Preface Questions, Suggestions, or Problems If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems with our hardware, software, or documentation, please call 1–888–301–5932 (U.S. and Canada), or contact the HP Response Center for your country. Documentation Conventions Unless otherwise noted in the text, this guide uses the following symbolic conventions: literal values Bold words or characters in formats and command descriptions represent commands that you must use literally.
Chapter 1 Introduction This document describes the HP DDS-DC drive (HP model number C1536A), its installation, operation, troubleshooting, and removal/replacement procedures. This chapter introduces the DDS-DC drive and contains the following information: General description of the drive Preparing to install the drive Preparing the system Powering off the workstation and any peripherals Adding or removing the DDS-DC drive bezels or expansion brackets...
Introduction General Description The HP DDS-format drives have been developed by Hewlett Packard for data storage drives that build on DAT technology. The DDS-DC drive has 2-GB native capacity, yielding up to 4 GB of stored data. Figure 1–1 shows the DDS-DC drive. Figure 1–1.
Introduction DDS-DC Drive Environmental Requirements The DDS-DC drive has the following environmental requirements: Ambient Temperature Operating 5 C to 40 C (41 F to 104 F) Non-Operating –40 C to 70 C (–40 F to 158 F) Humidity Operating 20% to 80%RH (non-condensing) Non-Operating 5% to 95%RH Maximum wet bulb temperature = 26 C...
Introduction Shock Operating (3 axes for drives) no performance change 5.0 g peak for 3 ms: half sine Operating (3 axes for drives) no data loss 8.0 g peak for 11 ms: half sine Non-Operating (3 axes) no damage 0 km to 15.2 km (0 to 50,000 ft) Altitude Operating 0 km to 4.6 km (0 to 15,000 ft)
Introduction DDS-DC Drive Physical Specifications Figure 1–2 describes the physical specifications of the DDS-DC drive. 41.3 mm (1.61 in.) 60 mm 4 mm (2.34 in.) (0.15 in.) 21 mm 5 mm (0.20 in.) (0.82 in.) 90 mm (3.51 in.) 41.3 mm (1.61 in.) 101.6 mm (3.96 in.) 150 mm (5.85 in.)
Introduction Preparing to Install a New DDS-DC Drive The following information describes how to prepare the DDS-DC drive for installation. Tools Required The following tools are needed to install the DDS-DC drive: #2 Phillips screwdriver Small needlenose pliers T10 torx wrench Verifying Kit Contents Verify that the kit contains one of each of the following: DDS-DC drive (part number 0950–3002) and bezel.
Introduction Setting the SCSI-2 Address The DDS-DC drive must have a unique SCSI-2 target address. The DDS-DC drive jumpers are set at the factory to the SCSI-2 default address of 3, as shown in Figure 1–3. We recommend that you keep the default address, if possible. You must also ensure that the Operation Mode jumpers are set for correct drive operation, as shown in Figure 1–4.
Introduction If you need to change the Operation Mode switches, locate the switches on the un- derside of the DDS-DC tape drive. Switches 1 and 2 are used to configure the data compression operation mode. Switches 3 through 8 are used to specify drive connec- tivity and functionality according to host or customer requirements.
Introduction Preparing the System Perform the following steps to prepare the system for the DDS-DC drive installation: Determine the existing SCSI-2 address settings currently in use on your system by completing the following steps. If you are using HP-UX 9.X, enter the following at the prompt: /etc/ioscan RETURN After a few moments the ioscan utility lists all of the I/O devices it could find.
Introduction You must have superuser privileges to use the /etc/shutdown command. If you do not have superuser privileges, contact your system administrator. If your workstation is part of a cluster, refer to Managing Clusters of HP 9000 Com- puters for instructions on shutting down. SCSI-2 Connection and Termination Only single-ended SCSI-2 configuration is supported.
Introduction Powering Off the Workstation and Any Peripherals To power off the workstation and any peripherals, perform the following steps: Power off the workstation, using the power switch on the front of the workstation. CAUTION: Do not power off your workstation without first shutting down HP-UX.
Introduction Adding or Removing the DDS-DC Drive Bezels or Expansion Brackets Depending on the size of the drive opening in your system, you may need to add or remove a bezel or expansion brackets to ensure that your DDS-DC drive fits in your system.
Introduction To remove a bezel from a drive, use a straight blade screwdriver to lift the bezel tabs from the sides of the drive. Refer to Figure 1–6. Figure 1–6. Removing a Bezel from the DDS-DC Drive To add expansion brackets to the drive or to remove them, use a T10 torx wrench to either tighten or remove the four torx screws that hold each expansion bracket to the drive.
Introduction You are now ready to begin the hardware installation of your DDS-DC drive. The step-by-step instructions for installing the drive are found in the owner’s guide that came with your workstation. 1–17...
Chapter 2 Using the DDS-DC Drive This chapter provides the following information on using your DDS-DC drive: DDS-DC drive configuration Controls and features of the DDS-DC drive Using the DDS-DC drive To verify HP-UX system operation, see the owner’s guide that came with your workstation.
Using Your DDS Drive Your DDS-DC Drive Configuration Your HP-UX operating system comes with preconfigured device files and drivers. If you use these preconfigured device files and drivers, you won’t need to configure your DDS-DC drive with the operating system. To find out more about creating and using device files, see the owner’s guide that came with your system.
Using Your DDS Drive LEDs The front panel has two colored LEDs: the Tape Light and the Clean/Attention Light. The Tape Light flashes green to show activity (loading, unloading, reading, and writing). Steady green means a cartridge is loaded. The Clean/Attention Light flashes amber to indicate head cleaning is needed or a cartridge is near the end of its life.
Using Your DDS Drive The relative humidity in your operating environment is consistently less than 50%. You know that the backup software you are using makes multiple passes over sections of the tape during backups or restores. You notice that when you do backups and restores the tape stops and starts fre- quently.
Using Your DDS Drive Figure 2–2. Setting the Write-Protect Tab on a DDS Tape To protect information on a data cassette from being overwritten, set the write-protect tab to the write-protect position, as shown in Figure 2–2. NOTICE: The write-protect tab should always be in the write position for transferring data to a cassette.
Using Your DDS Drive Using the DDS-DC Drive This section describes how to perform tasks with your DDS-DC tape drive. Loading and Unloading a Data Cassette Follow these steps to load and unload a data cassette from the DDS-DC tape drive: Insert the data cassette into the drive, as shown in Figure 2–3.
Using Your DDS Drive Push the data cassette about three quarters of an inch into the drive. The drive automatically pulls the data cassette the rest of the way in. When the Tape LED on the left front of the drive stops flashing, the drive has loaded the data cassette. To remove the data cassette, press and release the eject button on the front of the drive, as shown in Figure 2–3.
Using Your DDS Drive For information on using device files or archiving data to or from the DDS-DC drive, see the owner’s guide that came with your workstation. Media Interchangeability Restrictions If you interchange media between DDS-format tape drives, note that data cassettes with compressed data can only be read by tape drives that have data compression capabilities.
Using Your DDS Drive Ordering Information To order Hewlett-Packard data cassettes and cleaning cassettes for use in your DDS-DC tape drive, use the following order numbers: HP92283A Box of five 60-meter DDS data cassettes HP92283B Box of five 90-meter DDS data cassettes...
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures This chapter provides the following information on troubleshooting and removal/replacement procedures for your DDS-DC drive: Checking the address settings Checking the hardware installation Verifying system operation Field Replaceable Units Powering off the system Removing and replacing the DDS-DC drive Adding or removing DDS-DC drive bezels and expansion brackets 3–1...
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures Troubleshooting If you have trouble with any of these procedures, see the owner’s guide that came with your system. This chapter explains what to do if you experience problems during the configuration process. It also explains how to run the Support Tools Manager or the Extended Self Test to verify your system.
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures A screen similar to the following appears: H/W Path Description Status ==================================== 1.0.0 graphics ok(0x577) 2.0.1 scsi ok(0x7071) 22.214.171.124.0 tape_drive ok(0x1800202) 2.0.2 ok(0x7072) 2.0.3 ok(0x7073) 2.0.4 serial ok(0x7075) 2.0.5 serial ok(0x7075) 2.0.6 parallel ok(0x7074) 2.0.7 scsi ok(0x707c) 126.96.36.199.0 disk...
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures H/W Path Class Description ============================================ I/O Adapter ext_bus GSC built-in Fast/Wide SCSI Interface 8/0.0 target 8/0.0.0 disk QUANTUM LPS1080WD 8/0.5 target 8/0.5.0 disk DSP3210SW 8/0.6 target 8/0.6.0 disk DSP3210SW 8/12 Core I/O Adapter 8/12/5 ext_bus Built-in SCSI 8/12/5.3 target 8/12/5.3.0...
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures Attach the static-grounding wrist strap by following the instructions on the package that contains the strap. Shut down HP-UX. NOTICE: If you are already at the boot administration level, you do not need to shut down; skip this step and go on to Step 4. If you are running HP-UX under HP VUE, shut down your system by performing the shutdown procedure described in the owner’s guide that came with your work- station.
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures Recheck the device list (see “Rechecking the Address Settings” below). Rechecking the Address Settings Check the address settings again to see if the drive is now listed (see “Checking the Address Settings for Single-Ended Drives,” earlier in this chapter). If the DDS-DC drive and all other SCSI-2 devices available to you before you installed the DDS-DC drive are now listed, run the system verification test for your software version, as explained in the next sections.
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures To access the Support Tools Manager, perform the following steps: Click on the Terminal Control on the Front Panel of your Workspace. Terminal Control A terminal window opens. Move the mouse cursor into the terminal window and click the left mouse button. Enter the following at the prompt: cstm RETURN...
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures To verify the system operation, type the following at the prompt: CSTM> CSTM> verify all RETURN Messages similar to the following appear: Verification has started on device (CPU). Verification has started on device (FPU). CSTM>Verification of (FPU) has completed. CSTM>Verification of (CPU) has completed.
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures Removal/Replacement Procedures The removal/replacement procedures for the DDS-DC drive follow. CAUTION: Electrostatic charges can damage the integrated circuits on printed circuit boards. To prevent such damage from occurring, follow proper ESD precautions. Field Replaceable Units The following components are authorized for field replacement. Description Part Number DDS-DC, Replacement...
Troubleshooting and Removal/Replacement Procedures Removing and Replacing the DDS-DC Drive To open your system and to remove and reinstall the DDS-DC drive, refer to the owner’s guide that came with your system. Read “Preparing to Install the DDS-DC Drive” in Chapter 1 of this guide before beginning an installation.