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VXA-2 10 slot library

VXA-2 10 slot library

(OP)
Anybody got this unit?

Opinions good or bad?

Looks like a nice reasonably priced and functional unit but I don't know anyone that has one.

Thanks
Neill

RE: VXA-2 10 slot library

I have bought this unit and awaiting delivery .. will post my findings here after I have it !

Also bought 20* 80/160GB cartridges.

RE: VXA-2 10 slot library

I've used this unit a bit for a client's project.

It seems to work just fine. Tape swaps are sometimes a little slow if you're sitting waiting on them...watched pot and all...

I used the unit with Dantz Retrospect on a Win 2k3 Server machine to back up and/or archive from a 1.5+ TB RAID5 array.

I managed to get it hopelessly confused once and had to pull the drive out of the unit to eject the tape, but that was probably my fault...I was doing a lot of moving tapes and rebooting machines at the same time...it's likely I either rebooted the host or (and?) pulled power from the tape library while it was in the middle of doing something important.

Otherwise, no complaints (and actually, even pulling the drive and ejecting the tape wasn't that bad...)

Todd

RE: VXA-2 10 slot library

(OP)
Thanks.

We did actually buy one in the end although it went straight to my remote site so I haven't physically played with it.

Seems nice and quick and the barcode reader is very useful with Arcserve. Giving about double the speed I was getting with a DLT7000 library as well which is nice.

Very, very cheap solution as well for a 10 slot auto-loader, only £1300 in the UK and tapes aren't badly priced.

Neill

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