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SDLT 600A Tape Drive

Quick Start Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Identifying the Proper Tape Drive

 

Installation Procedure ...........................

1

Checking the Tabletop Tape Drive ........

2

Connecting the Tabletop Tape Drive ....

2

Checking the Rackmount Tape Drive....

3

Connecting the Rackmount Tape Drive 3

Configuring the SDLT 600A Tape Drive.4

The Java Plug-in ..............................

4

Configuration Options....................

4

For Windows....................................

4

Using the FTP Client ..............................

5

SDLT 600A Tab .................................

5

File Panes.........................................

5

File Transfers ...................................

6

File Transfer Stopped......................

6

Duplicate File Name........................

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Formatting Media Cartridges............

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This quick start guide provides basic installation and configuration instructions for the Quantum SDLT 600A Tape Drive.

For more information, see the Quantum SDLT 600A Product Manual (PN81-81487)on the documentation CD provided with your tape drive.

1Inspect the shipping box and contents of the box for damage.

If you find any damage, report it to the shipping company or contact Quantum immediately.

2Verify that the Ethernet cables are compatible with the connectors on the host computer.

Identifying the Proper Tape Drive Installation

Procedure

The SDLT 600A is available in two configurations, tabletop and rackmount. Follow the installation procedures appropriate to your tape drive.

SDLT 600A Tape Drive Quick Start Guide

Checking the Tabletop Tape Drive

To check that the tabletop tape drive works and is not damaged:

1Connect one end of the power cord to the tape drive power cord connector and plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet.

2Power on the tape drive using the switch on the rear panel (see figure 1).

The tape drive performs a self-diagnostictest, called a PoweronSelf-Test(POST), each time you power it on. During POST, each LED lights in sequence. When POST has completed successfully, the middle LED stops flashing and remains illuminated and the left and right LEDs remain off.

Connecting the Tabletop Tape Drive

Connect the tabletop tape drive to the host computer through the network port:

Figure 1 Check the Tabletop

Tape Drive

Power cord connector

On/off switch

Figure 2 Connect to the Network

Port

Host network port

Router

1Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the network port located on the rear of the tape drive.

2Connect the other end to a network switch or router (see figure 2).

NOTE: The GigE network port is backward compatible with 100BaseT and 10BaseT networks. To get the full performance of the SDLT 600A, it is advisable to use a GigE network.

3 Proceed to Configuring the SDLT 600A Tape Drive.

Network port

Note:

Optionally, the tape drive may be directly connected to the host network port.

Ethernet cables

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Checking the Rackmount Tape Drive

To check that the rackmount tape drive works and is not damaged:

1Connect one end of the power cord to the tape drive power cord connector and plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet.

2Power on the tape drive using the switch on the front panel (see figure 3).

Figure 3 Check the

Rackmount Tape Drive

On/off switch

Power cord connector

Figure 4 Install the

Rackmount Tape Drive

Thumbscrews

Power button

2Secure the unit to the rack with the thumbscrews.

3Connect the power cable to the rear of the rackmount SDLT 600A tape drive (see figure 5).

Figure 5 Connect the Power

and Network Cables

The tape drive performs a self-diagnostictest, called a PowerOnSelf-Test(POST), each time you power it on. During POST, each LED lights in sequence. When POST has completed successfully, the middle LED stops flashing and remains illuminated and the left and right LEDs remain off.

Disconnect the power cord from the power cord connector.

Power cord connector

Connecting the Rackmount Tape Drive

Install the rackmount tape drive in a rack and then connect the drive to a network though the network (GigE) port located on the rear of the drive:

1 Slide the rackmount tape drive into the equipment rack (seefigure 4).

Network port

To power

To router or switch

4 Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the network port located on the rear of the SDLT 600A tape drive and connect the other end to a network switch or router.

5 Power on the tape drive using the switch on the front panel of the rackmount unit.

6 Proceed to Configuring the SDLT 600A Tape Drive.

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Configuring the SDLT 600A Tape Drive

The only software required on your system is the Java Plug-in.TheJava Plug-in is the virtual machine software that allows the execution of Java applets.

The Java Plug-in

The Java FTP client needs the Java Virtual Machine to run. This Java Plug-in is provided by Sun Microsystems.

The Java FTP client will install immediately. When you load the Java FTP client for the first time, a display window may ask you to download and install the Java plug-in.If you need that plugin you can just follow the instructions on the screen or go towww.java.com to download it.

If you have Java Plug-in version 1.5 or later or theJava Runtime Environment version 1.5 or later installed on your computer, you should not need to download new software. Theplug-inshould activate on your Web browser automatically once installed. For Mac OSX, the supported JRE version is 1.4.2.

Configuration Options

There are several options available when configuring the

SDLT 600A within your network. Select the best solution based on the diagram presented in figure 6.

A sample Windows configuration is provided as follows.

NOTE: Detailed configuration instructions for Macintosh and Linux operating systems are available in the

Quantum SDLT 600A Product Manual.

For Windows

The host IP configuration may have to be modified to communicate with the drive.

NOTE: The factory default IP address for the SDLT 600A is set to10.10.10.10.

1Go to Network Connections and click theLAN icon.

2Go to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) connectionand click Properties(see figure 7).

Figure 6 IP Configuration

Options

To configure IP

yes

Is

Open PC's

 

SDLT 600A no

 

 

 

on it's own

network

 

 

 

properties

 

 

 

network?

 

 

 

 

 

Leave SDLT 600A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on 10.10.10.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

yes

Is PC

no

 

 

configured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for DHCP?

 

Obtain valid IP and netmask for SDLT 600A

from network admin

Configure PC to IP

 

Configure

 

Configure

 

SDLT 600A for

 

SDLT 600A as

10.10.10.1

 

 

 

DHCP

 

advised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

done

Figure 7 Local Area

Connection Properties

Select the TCP/IP connection

3In the General dialogue box (seefigure 8), select the radio buttonUse the following IP address.

In the IP addressbox, enter 10.10.10.1

In the Subnet maskbox, enter 255.255.255.0

4Click OK.

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Figure 8 Internet Protocol

(TCP/IP) Properties

Enter the IP address and Subnet mask

When loaded, the FTP client connects you to the SDLT 600A server when the login name (root) and password (password) are correctly entered. You can rename or reset the login and password from theConfiguration tab menu.

Once connected, you can choose Local instead of the SDLT 600A server to disconnect the FTP client.

Figure 9 SDLT 600A/FTP Client

5 Launch a Web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox).

6 Type in the IP address of the drive (http://10.10.10.10) in

 

the address line of the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: If you require additional assistance when changing

 

 

 

 

IP settings, you may need to consult either your

 

 

 

 

network administrator or an authority on IP policies

 

 

 

 

and standards.

 

 

 

 

File Panes

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are three text zones on the top of each pane:

 

CAUTION: Any change of the IP address could result in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

loss of the device; always double-checkthat the IP

 

• The first zone allows you to select the system or

 

number is entered correctly

 

server.

 

 

 

• The second zone allows you to select the drive (only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

available on Local).

 

 

 

• The third zone displays the currently navigated path

Using the FTP Client

 

and allows you to type the path within the address

 

 

 

bar.

The SDLT 600A Client/FTP client allows you to transfer files to

 

The panes can be local or remote views and you can interact

and from the tape drive, partially restore MXF files, and view

 

 

with the system as follows:

the MXF metadata.

 

 

Double-clicka folder to expand it to view the enclosed

In the SDLT 600A main page, click SDLT 600A Client, thenFTP

 

 

folders and files

client.

 

 

Double-clicka folder at the top followed by leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

dots that lead toward the parent folder

SDLT 600A Tab

SDLT 600A is the main tab view with a standard FTP client interface, providing two file panes. The left pane displays your local disk directory and the right pane shows the SDLT 600A directory.

Click an item (file or folder) to select it

Use <Ctrl> fornon-continuousand <Shift> for continuous item selection

Use < Ctrl + A> to select all files and folders

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Use F2 is supported (allows you to edit the name of the selected file)

Right-clickto see theContextual menu(<Ctrl>+right-clickunder Mac OSX)

Click the column headings to change the sorting order

File Transfers

The SDLT 600A FTP client allows you to transfer files from a:

Local PC to/from a SDLT 600A server

Local PC to/from a non-SDLT600A server (e.g. Filezilla)

SDLT 600A server to/from a non-SDLT600A server

SDLT 600A server to/from another SDLT 600A server (FXP transfer)

To transfer files, select one or more items in one pane, then drag and drop them to the other pane. You can also transfer files within folders of the same pane, local or remote (e.g. into the SDLT 600A FTP server or into another FTP server).

When transferring files of 4 MB and larger, transfer rates up to 36 MB/sec native may be achieved. When transferring files of less than 4 MB, you may see degraded drive transfer rates.

NOTE: The maximum storage capacity of the

SuperDLTtape II data cartridge is 300GB.

Once a transfer is initiated, the bars show the transfer progress—whenthe indicator is moving back and forth, the tape is seeking, and once data copying actually begins the bar shows the progress.

The queue lists the files to transfer as well as the status of the transfer. By selecting a file from the list and then rightclicking it, you can:

Start the transfer queue

Stop the file transfer

Remove the file from the list

Retry the operation

Display the file transfer properties

NOTE: Canceling a transfer aborts it. Skipping a transfer cancels the current file transfer. The sequence of file transfers continues if there are other files in the transfer queue.

File Transfer Stopped

A sequence of file transfers using the built-inFTP client stops when a file is reserved by the FTP client file system or the file name contains characters not supported.

Duplicate File Name

When you transfer a file and there is already a file with the same name in the destination, there is a conflict and the following window displays:

Figure 10 File Exist

Overwrite/Overwrite all — Erases the file already on the target and copies the new file in its place.

NOTE: When you overwrite a file, it is not erased from the tape, because the tape drive appends data only (unless the file to overwrite is the last file stored on the tape). However it is not possible to access the overwritten file (unless the file to overwrite is the last file stored on the tape).

NOTE: The SDLT 600A does not supportResume.

Skip/Skip all— Continues the transfer for other selected files without overwriting the specified file(s).

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Formatting Media Cartridges

1Insert the media cartridge into the tape drive.

When the tape drive recognizes an unformatted or new media cartridge, a prompt appears (see figure 11) when connected to the FTP client.

CAUTION: When formatting with the SDLT 600A tape drive, all existing data on the media cartridge will be overwritten.

2 ClickYes.

NOTE: The initial formatting of a media cartridge takes approximately 30 – 40 seconds.

Figure 11 Media Formatting

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