Re: [Networker] Jukebox control port using persistent names

2012-10-26 08:03:56
Subject: Re: [Networker] Jukebox control port using persistent names
From: Tony Albers <Tony.Albers AT PROACT DOT DK>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:03:30 +0000
Suggestion: nsrjb -II  followed by nsrjb -I -S slots that couldn't be 
verified just by their barcode.


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On 10/26/2012 01:18 PM, Francis Swasey wrote:
> On Oct 26, 2012, at 2:08 AM, Riku Valli <riku.valli AT UTA DOT FI> wrote:
>> I used  persistent names at my Redhat box and 7.6.3 with NMC. You can
>> made jukebox and tape-devices very easily with persistent names. It's
>> that simple and quickly at when my RedHat lost devices and i must
>> recreate them i used NMC for it. Persistent names are mandatory for
>> Linux or you lost devices at every boot.
> In RHEL5, I developed the udev rules that I posted last night because the 
> tape drives were moving around.  It was RHEL6 that started initializing the 
> HBA's in random order and actually caused the issue of the scsi host number 
> of the HBA that is attached to the control port of the jukebox changing 
> almost every reboot.
> I also stated in my first message that this jukebox was created (via 
> jbconfig) back in 2008 and the NetWorker configuration has come along with me 
> from RHEL4 and NetWorker 7.3 all the way to RHEL6 and NetWorker 7.6.4 (It's 
> also converted from 32-bit to 64-bit OS's in that time).  The reason I can't 
> just delete the jukebox and create it again through NMC is because of the 
> multiple days it would take to run the inventory of the 1400 tapes in the 
> thing.
> I keep trying to get a real test environment with a small jukebox so I can 
> experiment with this stuff.  However, so far I have not been able to shake 
> the necessary money loose.  Therefore, I am very thankful for the existence 
> of this mailinglist and the help that everyone here is giving to all of us.
> -- Frank