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TL4000 Upgrade

Hello,

We have an TL4000 with 2 ULT3580-HH5 LTO-5 Drives.

Currently we have one machine controlling the library.

It's possible to upgrade the TL with 2 more drives, create another library and have two machines controlling the TL with individual libraries?

If so, i need some sort of license to do this upgrade or the simple act of inserting the new drives make this possible?

Another question: how do i search for this drives? On the Dell store i was not able to find it.

Thanks

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Re: TL4000 Upgrade

you would need to partition the library and assign two drives to one partion and 2 to another.

The manual should explain it well enough.

not sure you can buy new LTO5's anymore so you may have to buy second hand.

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Re: TL4000 Upgrade

Thanks for your response. 

I'll try to find some drives.

Do you know if i need some sort of license upgrade from dell to enable it, or if it just works?

Thanks again.

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Re: TL4000 Upgrade

Hello Brosig,

You don’t need a license to add 2 more drives to your TL4000.  You might need a license for your backup software to add the new drives.  Once you have the drives all you will need to do is to run a firmware update so that the new drives will be seen by the library.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

DELL-Sam L
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