We have an old Novell Server running 4.11 software with an external HP SureStore DAT8 tape drive. The tape drive developed backup problems (kept getting media errors even with new tapes).
We purchased a used (1 year warranty) tape drive that is the exact model as the one we had thinking that we could just swap them out without having to do any configuration.
We set the SCSI ID the same as the old drive. We powered off the tape drive, "downed" the server, powered the server off, and exchanged the drives. Then we powered on the new drive, and powered on the server.
The server did not see the tape drive. We tried it again after double-checking all connections and it still would not see the drive. We put the old drive back on and it was found on bootup.
Is there something more that needs to be done to make the server see the SCSI tape drive? If not, would you suspect the "new" tape drive?