DP 8.0 IBM TS3100 library support (271 Views)
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Andrey_O
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Registered: ‎12-04-2013
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DP 8.0 IBM TS3100 library support

Media type of tape drive IBM:ULT3580-HH6 detected by Data Protector 8 is "Tape" not "LTO-Ultrium"

 

[Normal] From: BMA@axapta-sql.office.int "IBM:ULT3580-HH6_1" Time: 04.12.2013 13:11:37

=> UMA@axapta-sql.office.int@scsi6:0:2:1

Loading medium from slot 7 to device scsi6:0:2:0C

[Warning] From: BMA@axapta-sql.office.int "IBM:ULT3580-HH6_1" Time: 04.12.2013 13:12:16

[90:123] scsi6:0:2:0C

Unknown device, please check device support matrix

 

 

After IBM driver installation message gone but device is detected as "CLAIMED". What this mean?

DP reported medium size of tapes is 500Gb but realy it is LTO6 2.5Tb.

 

C:\Windows\system32>devbra -dev

Exch    IBM:3573-TL  Path: "Changer0:0:2:1"  SN: "00L2U78Z6075_LL0"
        Description: CLAIMED:Control device
        Revision: B.90  Flags: 0x0012  Slots: 23  Drives: 1
        Drive(s) SN:
                "1068002924"

Tape    IBM:ULT3580-HH6  Path: "Tape1:0:2:0C"  SN: "1068002924"
        Description: CLAIMED:Tape device
        Revision: C9T5  Device type: tape [9]  Flags: 0x0011

Exch    IBM:3573-TL  Path: "Changer0:0:2:1"  SN: "00L2U78Z6075_LL0"
        Description: CLAIMED:Control device
        Revision: B.90  Flags: 0x0012  Slots: 23  Drives: 1
        Drive(s) SN:
                "1068002924"

Tape    IBM:ULT3580-HH6  Path: "Tape0:0:2:0C"  SN: "1068002924"
        Description: CLAIMED:Tape device
        Revision: C9T5  Device type: tape [9]  Flags: 0x0011

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Stewart_Macleod
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎09-02-2013
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Re: DP 8.0 IBM TS3100 library support

An initial reply

The "Tape" in "Tape0:0:2:0C" is quite normal for Windows OS.
I think this has come from the Windows driver, not DP.

About the tape capacity reported...
For new tapes DP initially assigns a default value (decided by a global file setting).
Once DP has filled the tape with data it will note how much data it got on that tape.

That value (how much data it got on the media) will be recorded and then used
by DP in the future when estimating how full the media is.

When protection of the data on the media expires and DP overwrites it,
the nominal size for that media will be "how much data it got on the media
last time".

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