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.
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.
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.