hp surestore dlt818 (dlt8000)

hp surestore dlt818 (dlt8000)

Post by Marius » Thu, 28 Mar 2002 20:19:28


Czy ktos z szanownych grupowiczow zmusil do dzialania w/w urzadzenie bez
pomocy soft-u w stylu Arkeia lub ArcServ?
Czy istnieja dostepne drivery, ktore pozwalaja dostep do tego urzadzania
inny niz przez sgx?
Jesli tak to bede wdzieczny za porade.



hp surestore dlt818 (dlt8000)

Post by Marius » Thu, 28 Mar 2002 20:30:44

Sorry for language mistake in previous message :)

Did anyone of you ever force mentioned above device to work under linux
without help from software like Arkeia or resemble?
Are there any existing drivers that enable access to that device other than
through /dev/sgx?
I'd be thankful for an advice.



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