[Networker] Fw: [Networker] Parallelism of "backup clone" pool devices?

2008-05-28 23:58:05
Subject: [Networker] Fw: [Networker] Parallelism of "backup clone" pool devices?
From: MIchael Leone <Michael.Leone AT PHA.PHILA DOT GOV>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 23:54:12 -0400
Does anyone have any ideas about this?

>I know I'm missing something simple here ... I have a number of jobs
>are clone jobs. So I have a tape library with 4 drives, all of which
>defined as devices for a media pool that is a "backup clone" pool.
>I've noticed that it seems that each backup clone job will wait until
>there is a free tape drive, before writing. For example: I have JOB
>1, 2,
>3, 4, 5 - all are clone jobs, defined to use AFTD disk devices.
>that all finish writing to the AFTD devices at approximately the same
>time, JOB 1,2,3,4 will each use one of the 4 tape drives to write to,
>JOB 5 will wait until a running job finishes, before writing to the
>This is *not* the case with my other library, which has 4 drives, all
>defined as part of a media pool that is *not* a backup pool.
>all 5 of those jobs will write to the 4 tape drives at once - i.e.,
>one of
>those jobs will be servicing 2 groups at once.
>What setting am I missing, in order for my backup clone tape drives
>service multiple sessions/jobs at once? I have "Max Parallelism" set
>the library to 4. Where else would I look? Or can a device that is in
>"backup clone" media pool not be used by multiple sessions/groups at

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