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Tried a piece of hardware not listed on the official supported hardware list at http://bacula.org/en/rel-manual/Supported_Tape_Drives.html ? Throw in a comment here, whether it's good, bad, indifferent, or requires a workaround or two.

Manufacturer Model Description Media Capacity Autochanger OS Bacula Results
Dell (Quantum i500) ML6000 Tape library with optional expansion modules LTO3 400 / 800 GB 36 Slots (expandable in 42-slot increments) Scientific Linux 4.5 v2.2.8 import/export slots can't be seen from bconsole unless you modify mtx-changer script, but you need to run mtx directly to transfer tapes between I/E and regular slots anyway
Dell PV 110T External LTO3 drive LTO3 400 / 800 GB none Debian Etch 2.6.18-4-amd64 Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV 124T One LTO2 drive, left magazine with 8 slots, no right magazine LTO2 200 / 400 Gb 8 slots RHEL5 Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV 124T One LTO3 drives plus 16 slot autochanger LTO3 400 / 800 GB 16 slot CentOS5 on VMWare Windows Host VMWare does not currently support letting VMs access multiple devices with the same SCSI ID and a different LUN so only the tape drive or the autochanger could be detected, but not both. Switching to a dedicated physical machine worked no problems.
Dell PV 124T One LTO3 drives plus 16 slot autochanger LTO3 400 / 800 GB 16 slot SuSE SLES9 SP3 / Ubuntu Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV 124T One LTO5 drive plus 16 slot autochanger LTO5 1.5 TB / 3 TB (compressed) 16 slot SuSE SLES11 SP1 7.0.5 Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV 132T Two LTO3 drives plus 23 slot autochanger LTO3 400 / 800 GB 23 slot Fedora Core Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV TL4000 2 LTO4 drives, 4 magazines with 12 slots, 1 slot for CleanCartrige LTO4 800 / 1600 Gb 47 (+1) slots RHEL5 Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV 124T LTO5 drive plus 16 slot autochanger LTO5 1500GB / 3000 GB (Compressed) 16 slot Debian 5.0.7 5.0.3 Provided you upgrade your kernel to 2.6.32+, everything works out of the box, no problems. The external SAS makes the drive much faster than traditional SCSI @ 6GB/s and requires new kernel support
Dell PV TL4000 2xLTO5 drive plus 48 slot autochanger LTO5 1500GB / 3000 GB (Compressed) 48 slot Scientific Linux 6.2 5.2.10 Everything works out of the box, no problems
Dell PV TL2000 Tape library with 2xLTO6 SAS drive and 2×12 slot magazine LTO6 2.5TB native 24 slots RHEL 6.5 5.0.3 Works out of box, make sure package mt-st and mtx are installed via yum
Exabyte Magnum 224 Two LTO2 drives LTO2 200 / 400 GB 24 slots x86_64 Gentoo 2007.0 The default mtx_changer script does not see the INPORT/EXPORT slot and enabling it causes problems. Other than that the changer works very well.
Freecom TapeWare USB DAT-72e External USB-2 drive DAT72 36 Gb/ 72 Gb none Kubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 v5.0.0 HP compatible hardware inside, hence everything works out of the box, no problems; tape tests fine
HP 215 External LTO drive LTO1 100 / 200 GB none Fedora 7 i386 Everything works out of the box, no problems
HP MSL2024 Tape Library with 24 Slots and 1 LTO4 Ultrium 1840 drive LTO4 800 GB / 1.6 TB 24 Slots Debian 4.0 etch Everything works like a charm. For a long report see MSL2024 bacula report.
HP MSL4048 SCSI Tape library with 48 Slots and 2 LTO-2 drives (can take up to 4) LTO-2 200 / 400 GB 48 Slots CentOS 5 x86_64 v5.0.3 No problems, no config/script changes needed
HP 1760 Internal SAS single LTO-4 drive LTO-4 800 / 1600 GB 1 Slot Debian 6 (squeeze) v5.0.2 No problems, no config/script changes needed
IBM TS-2900 SAS Tape library with 8 slots and one LTO-4 drive LTO-4 800 / 1600 GB 8 Slots CentOS 5 x86_64 v5.0.3 All seems to be working fine so far, no config/script changes needed
IBM ULT3581-TA Tape lib with up to seven LTO-1 drives IBM LTO-1 100 / 200 GB 7 Slots Debian 4.0 (Etch) v1.38 Everything works good, only one line to comment out (mt -f.. eject) from mtx-changer
Overland Neo 4100 Tape lib with up to 4 drives, 2 mailslots, SCSI version LTO-4 (LTO-2/3 and SDLT also available) 800 / 1600 GB 60 slots, expandable with additional 60 slot modules Debian 4.0 (Etch) 2.2.x, 2.0.x no problems. Don't put the drive on the same SCSI channel as the changer device!
NEC T40A Tape lib with up to two LTO-3 drive, SCSI LTO-3 400 / 800 GB 24/32/40 slots, depending on the licence Debian 4.0 (Etch) 2.2.x, 2.0.x, 1.38.x no problems but I had to add sleep 15 to the mtx-changer script above the wait_for_drive $device line
Qualstar TLS4210 AIT3 AIT3 100 / 200 GB 13 slots Solaris 8 Fully functional. 12 slots + 1 “private” slot that bacula doesn't treat any differently. The mailslots IS recognized. See getting devices recognized by Solaris.
Quantum Superloader-3 Certance H3 LTO3 400 / 800 GB 16 slots (2×8-slot magazines Solaris 8 Mailslot not addressable by mtx. Otherwise completely functional. Some trouble getting devices recognized by Solaris.
Quantum / Sun PX502 / C4 Two Drive 38 Slot Library LTO or DLT Up to 15 Tb 38 slot Fedora Core Everything works out of the box, no problems, make sure the magazines have plastic handles as earlier metal ones tend to break the library
Quantum Scalar i40 1-2 Drive 40 Slot Library LTO-4 SAS 32 Tb 25 or 40 slot Ubuntu Server 9.10 v2.4.4 v5.0.0 Worked out of the box.
Quantum LTO4 HH (TC-L43CN-EY) 1 Drive Rackmount Kit LTO-4 SAS 800 Gb/ 1,6 Tb none SLES10SP2, 64Bit 2.6.x , v5.0.1 Installed Quantum Driver - 120MBit/sec.
StorageTek L180 Up to 6 Drives, 184 Slots Library 9840 20GB / 3.6 TB 184 Slots OpenSuse 10.2 Everything works with minor changes to the mtx-changer script (offline drives before unload)
SUN (formerly StorageTek) SL500 Tape lib with up to four HP LTO-3 drives, FC HP LTO-3 400 / 800 GB 100 Slots Debian 4.0 (Etch) 2.4.x, 2.2.x Everything works out of the box, no problems
HP MSL2024 Tape lib with 24 HP LTO-4 drives, FC HP LTO-4 800 Gb/ 1,6 Tb 24 Slots Ubuntu 8.04 2.6.x Everything works out of the box, no problems
HP StorageWorks DAT 160 USB Internal Tape Drive (Q1580A) 5,25” half height DAT-160 drive DAT-160 8mm 80/160 GB Centos 5.4 x86_64 3.0.2 Everything works out of the box, no problems
SUN (formerly StorageTek) SL500 Tape lib two IBM LTO-4 drives, FC IBM LTO-4 800 / 1500 GB 100 Slots Solaris 10 5.0.X Modified mtx-changer script to get it working SL-500 Script
StorageTek L-80 2 * HP LTO-3 drives, SCSI HP LTO-3 400 / 800 GB 80 Slots Solaris 10 5.0.X Works out of the box, no problems
IBM TL-3100 Single ULT3580-TD4 drive, FC LTO-4 (and couple of LTO-3's) 800 GB / 1,6 TB 24 Slots Linux / CentOS 5 5.0.X Works out of the box, no problems. Even Barcodes work. With dual drive not tried.
IBM TL-3500 Dual ULT3580-TD4 drive, FC LTO-4 800 GB / 1,6 TB 300+ Slots /w IBM 03584L32 Linux / CentOS 6 5.0.X Works OK, no problems. The robot moves tapes from I/E slots automatically which is not seen by mtx status for some reason. The tapes need to be manually “moved” again with mtx to get them to be seen correctly. After that everything works just fine. We have a separate spooler server for each tape drive.
Exabyte 110L-Plus IBM Ultrium 1 drive and Exabyte media changer LTO 1 100 / 200 GB 10 slots CentOS 5 2.4.4 No problems.
Exabyte 110L IBM Ultrium 3 drive and Exabyte media changer LTO 3 400 / 800 GB 10 slots CentOS 5 2.4.4 No problems.
Tandberg StorageLibrary T40 IBM Ultrium 3 drive and Tandberg media changer, SCSI LTO-3 400 / 800 GB 24 slots PLD 2.99 TH 5.2.6 No problems.
Tandberg StorageLoader TS400 Tandberg Ultrium 2 drive and Tandberg media changer, SCSI LTO-2 200 / 400 GB 8 slots PLD 2.99 TH 5.2.6 No problems.
Tandberg StorageLoader LTO-4 (model 7803) Tandberg Ultrium 4 drive and Tandberg media changer, SCSI LTO-4 800 / 1600GB 8 slots Ubuntu 12.04 5.2.5 All fine …
hardware_results.txt · Last modified: 2015/11/18 11:53 by gabrimonfa