Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    374
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Dedicate Tape Drives to Storage Agents only - Possible?

    Just wondering if i am able to dedicate specific tape drives to specific storage agents so that only the storage agent will use the tape drive.

    I do not want any other TSM processes using the same tape drives that i have my storage agents pointing to.

    thanks

  2. #2
    Moderator moon-buddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in the US
    Posts
    5,939
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 234 Times in 229 Posts

    Default

    One technique that I know of is to create unique DEVCLASS and Library (logical) names for each instance.
    Ed

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Brno
    Posts
    127
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts

    Default

    don't define / delete paths from TSM server to drives, leave only paths from storage agent to drives.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    335
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    I doubt that last option is possible.
    How would the TSM server be able to mount a tape in a drive if it does not have a path to the drive?

    I think the TSM server will always be able to use the same drives as the storage agent. Which makes sense for things like space reclamation

  5. #5
    Senior Member GregE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,100
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Keep the TSM server path to drives defined, but set online=NO.

Similar Threads

  1. How to dedicate one of my drives to NDMP backup?
    By combato in forum TSM Installation, Upgrade and Configuration
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-23-2013, 08:55 PM
  2. Upgrading Storage Agents from V5.5 to V6.1 on AIX
    By dynemix in forum TSM Server
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-22-2011, 07:27 PM
  3. Multiple Storage Agents on one host ?
    By tk28 in forum TSM Installation, Upgrade and Configuration
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-23-2008, 12:39 PM
  4. Multiple Storage Agents?
    By jharris in forum TSM Installation, Upgrade and Configuration
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-25-2007, 09:41 PM
  5. Clients, TDPs and Storage Agents inventory
    By maxx99 in forum Scripting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-22-2007, 12:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •