tape changer, but not tape drive

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Mon Apr 28 20:57:47 UTC 2008

Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Dan Langille wrote:
>> I've added a DLT tape library to a system that already had a DLT tape  
>> drive.
>> The problem: dmesg shows only one tape drive, the original.  The tape
>> library's tape drive is not showing up.
> Years back I heard over lunch (never saw it) of some tape carousels
> (DAT) that had both a scsi & serial interface. SCSI for data flow,
> serial for media selection. Might your selector have another interface
> that needs connecting & probing ?

There is a serial port, but I do not recall ever using it.  You can see 
it here:


And this image shows the names of the scsi connectors?


Dan Langille

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