Tape Library Configuration

Multiple Tape Library from different vendors can be configured.

Configuration of a Tape Library

To configure a tape library you need to follow the following steps:

  • Navigate to

System -> Hardware -> Storage -> Tape Library

  • Click on the Toggle Button "Display non-configured libraries"

  • Select the tape library you need to configure and after edit the column to complete the information required like :

Mandatory Information

Name

Complete a name

Emulation

Select the supported emulation for your Tape Library

  • Configure the drive used by this Tape Library and click on the toggle button "display non-configured drives" and then select the drives

  • Save the configuration

Important Information

Tape Barcode Requirement

Tape Library must be configured to return the 8 characters of the Tapes Barcode, such as: ABC123Lx (x = the LTO version).

Also Tape Barcode has to be unique. Even if multiple Tape Libraries are configured, you are not allowed to use identical barcode in the different Tape Libraries !

Check the status of the Tape Library

Status

Configured

Tape library is configured

Not Configured

Tape library is not configured

Ready

Tape library is connected and operational.

Not Ready

Tape library is either not connected or not operational.

Check the status of the Tape Drives

Status

Configured

Tape drive is configured

Not configured

Tape drive is not configured

Online

Tape drive is connected and operational

Offline

Tape drive is connected but in maintenance mode

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