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Is there a way to check how many times data is written/deleted to a tape.

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by satishfunz, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. satishfunz

    satishfunz New Member

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    I have several LT05 tapes under which data is being archived using a TSM environment.

    I want to know how to check the now of times data has been written/deleted/modified on a tape. If not at least a log of what happened to the tape from the time it was used in the TSM environment.
     
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  3. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy Moderator

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    I don't think there is a direct way with just plain TSM

    Maybe some third party TSM tool can do this - tracking tape usage and storing in a database. However, I don't know which as I don't use third party TSM tools.

    Anyone on this forum that has pondered on and done this?
     
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  4. mmobeen

    mmobeen New Member

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    There are couple of things worth exploring i dont have access to check the same :(
    1. On the physical IBM Tape Library Console query the volume - if you dont get the details you are looking for here
    2. This method is tedious - query activity log to determine the same

    Let us know
     

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