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IBM System z Personal Development Tool: Volume 3 Additional Topics by Bill Ogden

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Tapes (SCSI and awstape)
Tape drive usage (for real SCSI tape drives and for emulated tape drives using awstape formats) is important to many developers. The 1090 offers a number of options in this area.
2.1 SCSI tape drives
In general, zPDT supports the use of SCSI tape drives. However, not all SCSI tape drives may be usable. The usability depends on the exact tape drive model, the firmware level, the firmware options selected, and the exact SCSI adapter (and firmware level) that is used. IBM has tested a number of tape drives, but cannot guarantee ...

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