Ok, let me test and get back to you. I have a small jukebox here that I
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On 10/26/2012 02:07 PM, Francis Swasey wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion. My experience with nsrjb -II (granted this is
> from four years ago when I was forced into recreating this jukebox) is that
> when the jukebox is first created, the -II is demoted to -I, and all the
> tapes have to be loaded into drives and checked. If that behavior is no
> longer true, I'd love to know that.
> -- Frank
> On Oct 26, 2012, at 8:03 AM, Tony Albers <Tony.Albers AT PROACT DOT DK> wrote:
>> Suggestion: nsrjb -II followed by nsrjb -I -S slots that couldn't be
>> verified just by their barcode.
>> Tony Albers - Technical Consultant - Proact Systems A/S
>> Tel: +45 7010 1132 - Mobile: +45 2210 5208 - Fax: +45 7010 1142
>> toal AT proact DOT dk www.proact.dk - We secure mission-critical
>> information -
>> 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