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Can't checkin new tapes

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by bhrobertson, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. bhrobertson

    bhrobertson New Member

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    I have a group of new 3592 L&I (labeled and initialized) tapes that I can't label or checkin to the library.

    command: label libv dlib search=yes volran=hd0500,hd0504 checkin=scratch
    result: message says these tapes are already labeled with the same volume name

    command: checkin libv dlib search=yes voll=hd0500,hd0501,hd0502,hd0503,hd0504 status=scratch
    result: message says 0 volumes found

    If I define these volumes as members of a stgpool then the command "q vol hd050* f=d" shows thes volumes to be empty and NOT scratch tapes. Any attempt to update the status to scratch results in error ANR8443E, "volume...cannot be assigned a status of scratch".

    Thanks.
     
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  3. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy Moderator

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    Where are the tapes physically when you run the label or checkin commands? Are the tapes in the I/O slots or in the library sitting on slots?

    If the tapes are on the I/O:

    label libvol <library_name> search=bulk volr=<list_of_tapes> labels=barcode overwrite=yes checkin=scratch waitt=0
    checkin libvol <library_name> search=bulk volr=<list_of_tapes> checkl=barcode status=scratch waitt=0

    If the tapes are in the library already:

    label libvol <library_name> search=yes volr=<list_of_tapes> labels=barcode overwrite=yes checkin=scratch waitt=0
    checkin libvol <library_name> search=yes volr=<list_of_tapes> checkl=barcode status=scratch waitt=0
     
  4. hogmaster

    hogmaster Senior Member

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    If you are sure that the tapes are empty:

    backup the volhist

    do this for each volume
    del vol xxx

    then
    then del vlohist type=all todate=today (this will only remov information about deleted volumesm/volumes not needed, not containing data)

    Then run a new label libvol with overwrite option .
    label libv dlib search=yes volran=hd0500,hd0504 checkin=scratch -overwrite=yes
     
  5. bhrobertson

    bhrobertson New Member

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    OK, I'm now able to checkin these tapes. When I first issued the "label" command I didn't include the overwrite=yes option, and subsequently these tapes were ejected into the silo cap. Since the tape silo is at a remote site I had to call the operator to check if these tapes had ejected, and if so to reinsert them. After the tapes were reinserted I was able to successfully label/checkin the tapes with the overwrite=yes option.

    Thank you Ed and hogmaster for your time and expertise.
     
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    Great, Thanks for the feedback.
     

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