01-29-2007 11:43 PM
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01-29-2007 11:53 PM
right click on slot and eject tape from slot-1 to mailslot, right click on slot5 and enter tape to slot-5. But to my opinion the tape is in the wrong pool because the slot number DP issues is normaly the last free one and when requesting tapes after mount request. When the tape is in the right pool you only have to confirm the mount request.
01-29-2007 11:55 PM
You can NOT use the OB GUI to move tapes from one slot to the other.
If you have a library with a network connection you could use the web GUI of that library to move tapes. Or maybe Library and Tape Tools if Media Agent is reachable via Remote Desktop or VNC/ILO.
If your library supports barcodes and your media has barcodes you can do a barcode scan from the OB GUI.
Hope this helps, Richard.
01-29-2007 11:57 PM
You can use Command Line too:
uma -ioctl scsiX:X:X:X (tapeX:X:X:X)
When you have connected to the library
uma>move s1 s5
01-29-2007 11:59 PM
I just tried confirming it and it went tot he right slot this time. Others the restore just crapped out.
Even though OB makes me mad sometimes, its still so much better then the other crap tool we have "Netowrker".
01-30-2007 12:01 AM
I just tried confirming it and this time it went to the correct slot where the tape it needed was. Other times the restore just craps out.
Even though OB makes me mad sometimes, it is still so much better then the other tool we have to use, "Netowrker" (junk).
01-30-2007 12:04 AM
In my last post tapeX:X:X:X has to be changerX:X:X:X
Your problem is that someone uses the mailslot for normal slots and that is why the tape is not found for restore. use uma to move tape from mailsolot to normal slot
the you see if mailslots are occupied.
uma>move x1 s5 (where 5 is a free slot)
01-30-2007 12:09 AM
How do you know if you have a "web GUI" for the library. These systems were dumped on us after a merger with no documentation.
All that I know about the libraries is:
SureStore E Mid-Range 4/40 DLT (A4846A)
Probably too old.
01-30-2007 12:30 AM
If you are not familiar with DP command line than right click on a free slot and choose enter. If there is a tape in any mailslot one of them will than be entered to this slot. Repeat it as often as you have mailslots, this should always work. The mailslots can not be used for backup or restore only the get tapes in and out of the library. If you would like to use uma go to the data protector bin directory. To find out which scsi address to use
sanconf -list -host
or go to Devices & Media and look at the properties of the library.
01-30-2007 03:22 AM
That said, Data Protector is not library management software. Use the library hardware or you can certainly accomplish the task with uma. Enter/Eject, assuming the presence of an empty mailslot, is your method via the GUI, but why? As above, it doens't matter the slot, so long as the tape is resident.