PowerVault 124T support for linux.

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Apr 13 15:59:51 CDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 16:42 -0400, Frederick D. Kass wrote:
> I know this isn't the PowerVault list but it is the closest I could find. 
> :)
> I am looking at various open source backup solutions and tape autoloaders.  
> More specifically I think I'd like to use Bacula or Amanda and a 
> PowerVault 124T.  Is anyone currently using this configuration that could 
> give me more feedback on how well it works?
> I've been doing a lot of reseach and it looks like older PowerVault 
> products seem supported by mtx however I am somewhat disappointed to find 
> Dell not part of the Linux Tape Device Certification Program or the 124T 
> listed in the mtx compatibility list.  The only 124T posts I have found is 
> one to the bacula list saying he can't use mtx to switch tapes inside the 
> loader.
Probably should ask the bacula list because I know that they have made
substantial progress on changers in 1.3.8 series.

I have one of those tape devices but the customer is using it on Windows
with BrightStor ArcServe which has been relatively problem free.


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