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format/erase cartridges possible?

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by xefil, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. xefil

    xefil New Member

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    Hi to all!



    I've installed a new TSM 5.3 Server and moved my IBM3582 (2 drives) Library from old 5.2 Server to the new. I've also installed the Library too, cleaned the two drives and a "CHECKIN LIBVOL" to check the existing cartridges into the Library. I would erase and check all the Tape Volumes into the Library

    Is there a way to check/format/erase all the cartridges to make sure thery are usable and not defected?



    Thank's in advice!



    Simon
     
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    may Senior Member

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    why did you checked in the tapes? you said that you installled a brand new server... you should do a "label libv" !!
     
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    <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font class="pn-sub">Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT class="pn-sub"><BLOCKQUOTE>why did you checked in the tapes? you said that you installled a brand new server... you should do a "label libv" !!</BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE>



    I don't know the difference between the two commands, sorry :sad:

    I asked myself only If there is a way via TSM to check if the cartridges are in a working state, like a checkdisk. There are NOT new :)



    Simon
     
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    may Senior Member

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    sorry,

    there is, in TSM, a command "Audit vol" wich can check theintegrity of the data residing on the tape



    but,

    there is no TSM way to check the Hard status,
     
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    <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font class="pn-sub">Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT class="pn-sub"><BLOCKQUOTE>sorry,

    there is, in TSM, a command "Audit vol" wich can check theintegrity of the data residing on the tape



    but,

    there is no TSM way to check the Hard status,

    </BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE>



    Thank's for the answer! ;)

    Also I'llstart to use these cartridges and hope all goes well :)



    Byebye, Simon
     

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