Re: [Networker] Stage from tape to tape

2010-10-15 12:04:21
Subject: Re: [Networker] Stage from tape to tape
From: George Sinclair <George.Sinclair AT NOAA DOT GOV>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:03:28 -0400
Francis Swasey wrote:
On unix (or linux):

mminfo -q 'volume=<tape_volume>,!suspect,!incomplete,!ssrecycle,!recoverable' 
-r ssid,cloneid
-xc/ | grep -v ssid | xargs -n1 -t nsrstage -m -v -b '<media pool to write to>' 

Fransis, that's interesting. I've never done this, but it makes sense.
I've always just cloned them to another tape, but that does require
having, or creating, a 'clone' pool, which might be a nuisance or
disadvantage. I guess I never thought of the nsrstage command in this
way. I've always used it for clearing out save sets on a file type
device wherein the save sets are first cloned to tape and then deleted
from the file type device.
So, it seems that this is a way to copy data from one tape to another
without having to clone or use scanner with uasm and all that business?
End the end, what is the advantage of doing this versus just, say,
cloning (nsrclone)? I'm trying to better understand for my future benefit.


I suggest you use "man mminfo" and "man nsrstage" to understand the various 


On 10/15/10 4:39 AM, kleese2 wrote:
Can anyone tell me what the nsrstage cammand should look like.
I'm planning on staging these savesets one by one and not use a file to define 

George Sinclair
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