Monday, October 19, 2015

Setting up IBM 9 track tape to use with P390 server

It was an extremely heavy work day, leaving me only one thirty minute interval to do anything on my hobby.


I powered up the P390 system with the IBM 9 track tape drive (9348) attached via SCSI and eventually got OS/390 and the P390 to recognize it. This will allow me to create and read 9 track 1600 and 6250 BPI tapes from DOS, VM and OS systems. This system is sitting in my data center shed, with the tape drive and server under a table, the monitor, keyboard and mouse sitting in between a pair of card readers on the table top.

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