• Subject: Re: Remotely attached Tape Drive
  • From: Neil Palmer <NPalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Oct 1997 01:00:41 -0400
  • Organization: NxTrend Technology - Canada

Barry L. Smith wrote:
> 
> Is anyone aware of a tape drive that can be remotely attached to an
> AS/400.
>  We have a need for users in a different building than the AS/400 to
> be
> able to use tape.  Token Ring attached would be nice.

There is only one option I know of to do this, and it will only work on
a system with at least one bus expansion unit.  I believe Rochester has
an RPQ to support this.
You will need to have a fibre optic link between the two buildings, and
they must be reasonably close.

You place a bus expansion rack/tower in the second building, connected
via the fibre optic bus back to the first building, and install a Tape
IOP card in the rack/tower of the second building.  Then you connect
your additional tape drive to that.

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