From: Grant (
Date: Thu Feb 27 1997 - 08:55:46 CST

Original question:

>Hi all.

>I have a question. I've been doing backups on a SPARC 5 using the 4mm
>DAT tape drive. Now I want to take the tape drive and attach to our
>SPARC Ultra 1. Can I do this since the SPARC uses SCSI-2 (I believe)
>and the Ultra uses fast SCSI. Assuming I can, how I reconfigure both
>machines? Sorry if this is a basic question; I'm pretty new at being a
>Sun administrator. Thanks for any help you can provide.


The answer was two-fold:

Use a 50pin SCSI-2 to 60pin wide SCSI cable.

Boot both machines with boot -r.

One key point I found out is to be sure to turn off the power to the
SCSI before disconnecting the cable, as SCSI can be tempermental.

Many thanks to:

Rahul Roy <roy@bluestone.COM>
Scott MacDonald <>
Amy Hollander <>
Alfredo Sola <>
Swee-Chuan Khoo <>
Bismark Espinoza <bismark@alta.Jpl.Nasa.Gov>
Dave Foster <>
Matt Marlow <>

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