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How Connect two LTO to a 3600

Created: 29 Oct 2012 • Updated: 20 Mar 2015 | 5 comments
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Have a 3600 with license unlimited for a robot LTO external, and have a IBM 3200 With 2 Drives LTO.

¿How cable use to conect?  ¿need a Swith SAS?

Tx for the info

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CraigV's picture


Download this document:  

Symantec Backup Exec’ 3600 R2 Appliance: Getting Started Guide
 Check pg. 30 and it will outline what you need to do in order to connect your library.

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NTT_AM's picture


The problem is , i have two LTO drives in Robot, and only 1 Cable SAS-SAS .

The question is, ¿how conect Two LTO drives with SAS, with one cable?  , use a cable Special (need link to oficial cale) o a Swith SAS?

The conector of HBA  is a SAS not a mini SAS (in other systems use a MIni-sas to 4x sas cable)

The manual not inform about thsi solutions of more one drive LTO SAS

prytzen's picture

Is this the cable you are looking for?

This is the cable that i am using

It is a 1 to 4 cable MiniSAS on both ends

CraigV's picture

SAS switch MIGHT work, but if you have support with Symantec, open a case with them and ask them. There isn't any reason why it won't work, but rather confirm with them!


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BanksyMJ's picture

You could try a SAS Splitter cable.

The seller is in the US, but it gives you an idea of what you need to ask for when you contact your regular hardware supplier.