Jukebox polling system
Tape cartridge movement management in an automated tape cartridge library system
Data security arrangement for an automated magnetic tape cartridge library system
Virtual robot for a multimedia automated cartridge library system
Mass data storage library
Optical disc accessing apparatus
System for managing a plurality of computer jukeboxes
Management of removable media for multiple device types
Optical disk system emulating magnetic tape units Patent #: 5438674
ApplicationNo. 709668 filed on 09/09/1996
US Classes:709/230COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTING
ExaminersPrimary: Font, Frank G.
Assistant: Vierra-Eisenberg, Jason D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG11B 017/22
AbstractA storage system in which a plurality of optical or magneto-optical disk jukeboxes which operate on SCSI commands are intercoupled on a network so as to provide a virtually limitless mass storage system. A network server receives SCSI format commands, encodes them to the network format and places the commands on the network bus. A firmware interface unit at the jukebox containing the requested information receives the network format data and converts it back into SCSI format for processing at the jukebox. The jukebox retrieves the data, sends it back to the interface unit which encodes it into network format and sends it back onto the bus to the network server. The network server receives the data, decodes the data and forwards it to the client which requested the data.