Re: [Networker] Recover can't find volume after "scanner -m"?

2008-05-01 11:40:30
Subject: Re: [Networker] Recover can't find volume after "scanner -m"?
From: MIchael Leone <Michael.Leone AT PHA.PHILA DOT GOV>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 11:34:46 -0400
"Landwehr, Jerome" <jlandweh AT harris DOT com> wrote on 05/01/2008 10:01:26 AM:

> 10 digit barcode!!
> Who wants to track 10 BILLION tapes!  Small wonder it's unsupported

Barcodes come from offsite tape vendor. They're a storage company, so they 
store more than just tapes; they'll do documents, etc. 

Of that 10 digits, the first 6 are our customer number, I believe. So they 
actually use just the last 4 digits to identify a specific tape, for 
example. But the barcode reader in the libraries won't handle more than 8 
digits, so that's all just a moot point.

> We use a letter and then 5 digits - that's a namespace of 2.6 million
> already - more tapes than I plan on seeing
> Good times

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