Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-04-2004 , 09:15 AM
Does anyone know if it's possible to get an Exabyte 8505 connected to an
Adaptec 2940 SCSI card working on AP/PRO 6.1? The 2940 is recognized by
the system on bootup and the Exabyte is recognized by the 2940, but it
does not appear to be seen by Pick. I've never dealt with setting up tape
drives in Pick before so maybe I'm just missing some obvious procedure you
need to do to get it set up? Do I need some 3rd party driver maybe?
Thanks for any help anyone can give me,
Re: Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-04-2004 , 10:21 AM
tape drive sales and repair:
RC Electronics 800-882-3475
"BrianG" <newsportal (AT) picksource (DOT) com> wrote
Re: Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-04-2004 , 10:57 AM
I have done it several times in the past but I can't remember the details.
So the short answer is "yes, it can be done". The long answer is probably
to follow Jeff's implied advice and call one of the shops that sell and
service those things. The very long answer is to get the customer of the
dinosaur - but I know how tough that can be.
"Jeffrey Kaufman" <jkaufman (AT) keydata (DOT) us> wrote
Re: Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-04-2004 , 02:46 PM
I'm trying to remember from ancient memory, so here goes.
check for a SCSI-TAPE account. In it there was a command like SET-SCSI or
maybe a menu called SCSI-MENU.
You have to tell it the IRQ of the SCSI controller and it only worked with 3
IRQs. I think they were 9, 11 or 12. You also had to pass the SCSI id the
tape drive was assigned. Then there was some type of command you had to run
after every reboot or put in the coldstart to rung after the reboot to load
those settings into the OS so your tape commands would work. After doing
that, try T-SELECT and see if the tape drive is listed.
That is the best I can remember. I only have 1 customer left on AP and they
haven't called for help in over 2 years, so I can't verify any of this on a
Progressive Software Solutions
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Re: Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-04-2004 , 05:28 PM
On 04 Nov 2004 15:15:05 GMT, newsportal (AT) picksource (DOT) com (BrianG) wrote:
need to be on a patch above 160 (6.1.25pro160). There were two scsi drivers
integrated into AP/Pro, one allowing the SCSI controller to also control a hard
drive, one requiring the control to be reserved for tapes.
The release notes here: ftp://ftp.rainingdata.com/pub/PRO/6.1.x/Documentation/
Give some configuration info for tapes. The pro169 patch is on the ftp site. Be
sure to upgrade both the abs and monitor if you need to upgrade (and back
Re: Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-04-2004 , 07:56 PM
find one let me know. I have a few.
Re: Pick AP/PRO 6.1 - Exabyte 8505 - Adaptec 2940 - 11-08-2004 , 12:07 PM
Thanks for your suggestions, Bob & Jeff!
I had posted this problem on dbforums also and someone there suggested
checking RD's website for the latest release of AP/PRO. I did so and
downloaded and installed Release 188.8.131.52, which according to RD's
documentation included a driver for the 2940 SCSI card. Everything
installed fine, I changed the interrupt to 11 and the SCSI id to 4, per
their instructions...however, I'm still not seeing the tape drive.
The problem seems to be that, according to their instructions, when you
boot up on the system diskette and <RETURN> past the first menu (having
enabled the 'T' option), you get a list of SCSI tape devices, from which
you're supposed to select option 6 for the 2940...I don't HAVE an option
6, just 1 through 4. I'm assuming that list of devices comes from the
system #1 diskette, however that is the only diskette that does NOT get
updated with the release (it just has the system #2, the two ABS, and the
six data diskettes).
Is there something I need to do to update the system #1 diskette? Is there
SUPPOSED to be a system #1 file included with the release? Anybody got any