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Jacques Carriere
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re: move tape from mail slot to library.

The omnimm -eject tapes moves a tape to a mail slot. What is the best command to use to move the tape back to the library? uma?
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OldSchool
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Re: re: move tape from mail slot to library.

see:

omnimm -enter

or

omnimm -enter

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Jacques Carriere
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omnimm -eject picks the 1st tape in the mail slot and so on. Is there a way to pick from a specific mail slot? I have an ESL712e tape library with 16 mail slots and I would like to move tapes from a specific mail slot.

Jacques
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I don't believe so...it starts w/ mailslot 1 and uses them serially until the requested destination slots are filled. which is kind of a shame, as it *would* be nice to be able to say "put this tape there".

short of uma, some libraries have a webpage that provide the service you seem to want, but would need to be followed by a barcode_scan operation (plus it doesn't allow you to script things if that's where you were headed).
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Jacques Carriere
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Thanks very much for helping me on this. You are very right it would ne nice to be able to select the mail slot to manipulate tapes.

As a workaround, I use the uma command to reloads the tapes to their respective pools. The location field is the field that I use to identify the slot positon using the omnimm -list_pool xxxxx|grep (search string) | cut -c 53-55 for the slot position.

thanks for all your help,

Jacques
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thanks
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