We're ordering a new 8286 Model 41A with 7.3 on it. IIRC that has USB
ports on it. To avoid adding the very expensive tape drive, we're
considering using virtual tape and then copying those tape images to
offline backup, like USB drives. Can those USB drives be connected
directly to the 8286 Model 41A? If so, what are the commands to
activate the drives or make them ready to be used to store/retrieve the
virtual tape image?