Re: [Networker] networker 7.2 and library auto-load support

2005-04-01 13:28:29
Subject: Re: [Networker] networker 7.2 and library auto-load support
From: Darren Dunham <ddunham AT TAOS DOT COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 10:27:31 -0800
> > > We have a quantum P4000 that has autoloading feature: whenever a tape is 
> > > inserted into the
> > > loadport and the tape will be moved from the loadport to the storage bin 
> > > as soon as the
> > loadport
> > > is closed. 
> > 
> > > This is all nice and dandy, Legato networker, however, has no
> > > ideas of this happending. As a

> Inventorying all the slots does take a long time. That's not my complaint 
> though. What I have been
> doing is 
> (1) put the tapes in the load ports, 
> (2) use 'nsrjb -d' to load the tapes into availabe slots, 

Okay, that wasn't at all how I understood your first post.  

Yes, since depositing the tape is under Networker control, networker
does know what slots they went in.  

> (3) find what slots those tapes went into (with a nsrjb -C command and grep 
> *), 
> (4) run 'nsrjb -I' and 'nsrjb -L' to lable them.

So networker does know what slots they're in.  They're visible with
'nsrjb -C' as you mention.

If they're not labeled, yes you need to label them.  Either that or you
need to be running with Auto Media Management so that Networker will
auto-label blank tapes.

> Why do I have to go through this? Our windows side uses CommVault for backup 
> with same type of
> tape library, they never have to go through this. The only step they do is to 
> load the tapes into
> load port, and all new loads will show up on the software side.

Auto Media Management should do so.  You need to be aware of possible
problems and the limitations of this setting though.

> > 
> > > Is there a way for the library to notify/update the networker software
> > > of import/export events?

Note that the software didn't need to be notified.  It controlled the
insertion (via nsrjb -d), so it already knew where the tape was, and in
which slot it was located.
Darren Dunham                                           ddunham AT taos DOT com
Senior Technical Consultant         TAOS  
Got some Dr Pepper?                           San Francisco, CA bay area
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