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Scratch vs. Filling tapes

AndyRH

ADSM.ORG Senior Member
#1
I have noticed that my TSM server will sometimes choose scratch tapes over tapes that are in the filling state. For example, there are 5 tapes that are not full (10% - 80%), but when migration started TSM grabbed two scratch tapes. When I have seen this before I moved the data off the tapes and all was normal again. There are no errors on the tapes and I see nothing unusual. I know this is not very important, but any clues, or is it just a weirdness?



Other info:

No tapes were mounted at the start of migration.

The tapes in question are in the library.

TSM Version 5, Release 1, Level 1.6





Volume Name: T00572

Storage Pool Name: FS_TAPE

Device Class Name: 3590-A

Estimated Capacity (MB): 40,000.0

Pct Util: 10.7

Volume Status: Filling

Access: Read/Write

Pct. Reclaimable Space: 0.0

Scratch Volume?: Yes

In Error State?: No

Number of Writable Sides: 1

Number of Times Mounted: 15

Write Pass Number: 1

Approx. Date Last Written: 01/11/03 01:28:55

Approx. Date Last Read: 01/11/03 07:00:00

Date Became Pending:

Number of Write Errors: 0

Number of Read Errors: 0

Volume Location:

Last Update by (administrator):

Last Update Date/Time: 01/11/03 00:28:09
 

AndyRH

ADSM.ORG Senior Member
#3
Reclamation runs everyday, that does not seem to the issue. The migration seems to ignore these tapes, I just can not figure out why.



Andy
 

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