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LTO-4 3584 Library Tape Label inside TSM

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by tsmnovice, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. tsmnovice

    tsmnovice New Member

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    Brand new proposed 3584 LTO-4 Tape Library connected to TSM server on AIX platform.
    Should I set the library in such a way so that TSM reads 6 charaters of the Label or 8 characters of the label ?
    example: A10152 vs A10152L4
    Which metod is better and why ?. Thanks for your responses in adavance !!
     
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  3. nezih

    nezih Senior Member

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    6 characters is better if you use lto3 or lto2 tapes for import/export or another issues...
     
  4. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy Moderator

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    I would prefer to use 8 so I know from the WEB interface which type has been loaded with guessing.

    I see no issue with import/export with other formats.
     
  5. zatogo

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    I agree with Moon-Buddy...it's nice to be able to know by looking at a tape "name" in TSM what format it is...especially if you have mixed media or are going through a drive conversion.

    I can't see any disadvantage to using 8 (versus 6) characters...
     
  6. GregE

    GregE Senior Member

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    I inherited 8 characters and forward thinking :rolleyes: that gave us names that start with TSM and end with L3. (or L4), which limits that syntax to 999 tapes.
     

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