Networker

Re: [Networker] LTOIV DEVICE DRIVER

2008-05-30 14:47:20
Subject: Re: [Networker] LTOIV DEVICE DRIVER
From: Davina Treiber <Davina.Treiber AT PEEVRO.CO DOT UK>
To: NETWORKER AT LISTSERV.TEMPLE DOT EDU
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 19:43:26 +0100
Matthew Huff wrote:
Newer IBM tape drivers use persistent binding so they may show up as
//./Tape6553232 instead of //./Tape0. That is a good thing.

There is a registry setting documented in the README for the IBM drivers
that causes this format of device name to be used, and makes the names
persistent. Each time I have used them the names have been
\\.\Tape4801101 and sequential from there.
When using these with NW 7.4.1 the inquire command does not show the
device name, and auto-config of the jukebox fails. This does not mean
the device drivers are not working, just that NetWorker doesn't
understand this long format. They can still be configured the old way
using jbconfig.
In this case it could be NetWorker that is at fault, not the IBM drivers.

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