Neo 8000 Tape Library Info

August 2015. The library is no longer in use, and no longer under maintenance or warranty.

In case of faults, log them with Bull Information Systems on 0800 010150, the SN is 2B01800001 and is an Overland Neo 8000.

Please keep a tack of faults in /afs/inf.ed.ac.uk/group/services-unit/neo8000/drive-problems

Should you want to check some basic (can I read a tape), then this sort of thing works

dd if=/dev/nst3 bs=512k count=1 | xxd

For now, just some photos.

  • Front of library with right hand door panel open, showing the (black) mailslot drawer (the CAP in L180 speak) mailslot-location.jpg
  • Touch screen control panel
    home-screen.jpg
  • The busy screen you get if you try to do something while it's busy:
    busy-warning.jpg
  • Pressing the Mail Slot Access button should show you the mailslot unlocked:
    Mailslot unlocked
  • If you see this screen, then it means the drawer is locked and you'll not be able to pull it out. Touch the icon to unlock it:
    Mailslot locked
  • Pulling out the mailslot drawer, note it will fall on the floor if you pull it right out and don't support it with your other hand:
    Mailslot drawer
  • When you put the mailslot drawer back it does an inventory:
    Mailslot inventory

-- NeilBrown - 21 Jul 2010

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Topic revision: r5 - 06 Aug 2015 - 14:33:16 - NeilBrown
 
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