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Backup Exec 15 - Qunatum LTO 7 Autoloader Compatibility

Imran_Qureshi
Level 3

Does Backup Exec 15 support the Quantum Superloader 3 LTO-7HH autoloader?

In the hardware compatibility list (https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/BE_15_HCL) it mentions LTO-5HH and LTO-6HH but no mention of LTO-7HH. I do see LTO-7 drives from other manufacturers listed so just wanted to make sure our superloader will work with Backup Exec 15 running FP 1 (VER 1180) ?

Thanks

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Larry_Fine
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The CDW listing doesn't clarify what brand of tape drive is in the library.  But, looking at https://www.quantum.com/swcompguide.aspx the only LTO7 drive I see is the IBM drive.  This matches the BE HCL.  So it looks like it should work fine.  You would be considered supported, if BE 15 was still supported.

I am assuming you already have the SuperLoader 3 LTO7?  Is there some reason you are sticking with the old BE 15?  I would suggest using the current BE 20, if you can, as the SuperLoader 3 LTO7 is still supported.

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Larry_Fine
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I see the IBM LTO7 drive is listed as supported.

  • SuperLoader 3 [6] SAS IBM Ultrium 7 Half Height SAS QUANTUM^UHDL IBM^^^^^ULTRIUM-HH7

Are you asking about a Quantum brand LTO7 tape drive?  I don't see a Quantum "LTO-7 HH" in the stand-alone tape drive section either, so I am not sure that Quantum ever made an LTO7 drive with that inquiry string.

But I bet it works fine, if it exists.

Thanks for the reply Larry.

I did see the IBM one you mentioned listed as supported and its listed under the Quantum section as well.

The one we have is the Superloader 3 Quantum model # LTO-7HH, not sure if its the same the the IBM model. I see LTO-6HH and LTO-5HH listed but not LTO-7HH. However since BE 15 does support LTO 7 and we have the FP1 installed I am assuming it would work just fine.

This is the model we have: https://www.cdw.com/product/quantum-superloader-3-lto-7hh-tape/3987062?enkwrd=E7-LLYAE-YF

Larry_Fine
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The CDW listing doesn't clarify what brand of tape drive is in the library.  But, looking at https://www.quantum.com/swcompguide.aspx the only LTO7 drive I see is the IBM drive.  This matches the BE HCL.  So it looks like it should work fine.  You would be considered supported, if BE 15 was still supported.

I am assuming you already have the SuperLoader 3 LTO7?  Is there some reason you are sticking with the old BE 15?  I would suggest using the current BE 20, if you can, as the SuperLoader 3 LTO7 is still supported.

Thanks for the help.

We use Veeam to backup to Disk and then BE 15 to backup from Disk to Tape for long term storage. We haven't renewed BE since going to Veeam as its not our primiary backup solution but works great for tape backups.