Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader supported?

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Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader supported?

Veeam Logoby systeembeheerder » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:59 pm

Simple question really,
Anyone out here having a Overland NEOs 1x LTO-(6, 7 or 8) SAS StorageLoader that can confirm that tis works with Veeam B&R latest version?

I'm about to buy an "Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader". I have seen the unofficial tape library list, but this particular library is not on the list.
The "bigger brothers" are on the list, so I have good hopes it will work, but before buying this library it would be great if some one can confirm that it's not just hope, but really checked.
I understand LTO-8 is new, but it would be great to hear the previous version LTO5-6-7 worked with Veeam.

Thanks!
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Re: Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader supported?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Addy,

While LTO8 can work now without any issues, it’s recommended to wait for the upcoming Veeam B&R Update 3 where we performed full compatibility testing for LTO 8 generation.
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Re: Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader supported?

Veeam Logoby systeembeheerder » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:59 pm

Ah, thanks for this Dima!

And considering this device will be an updated: Overland NEOs 1x LTO-7 SAS StorageLoader, would there be anything else in the way that would not make it work?

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Re: Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader supported?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:25 pm

Addy,

Per library specifications it should work the same way as elder brothers. Found an old but valid whitepaper from Overland.
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Re: Overland NEOs 1x LTO-8 SAS StorageLoader supported?

Veeam Logoby systeembeheerder » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:36 pm

Great Thanks a lot!
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