I usually call the virtual tapes something like V00001L4 if I'm emulating LTO4
tapes in my VTL. You might want to set vtapes the same size as your physical
tapes if you backup to vtl and clone to tape. Then you can even match labels if
you like i.e. V00002L4 has the same content as 00002L4.
However, most vtl vendors recommend vtape sizes from 50 to 500 GB, since the
space in the vtl file system is not reclaimed until used vtapes are relabeled.
So the smaller your vtape, the faster it expires and the sooner it is recycled.
Furthermore, avoid creating too many unlabeled vtapes in the vtl since nw will
always label an unlabeled vtape instead of recycling one. So you could end up
with an almost full vtl filesystem and still have unlabeled tapes but no space
to store data.
----- Original message -----
> Not having any problems at this point, just setting up the libraries
> and wanted to create the tapes/barcodes with a format which Networker
> can use.
> We are using a Copan 300T which uses the FalconStor VTL software. The
> version of Networker is the latest running on Linux (CentOS).
> On 10/30/2012 5:56 AM, Frank Swasey wrote:
> > Ron,
> > The only effect it has on the format of the barcode is that you need
> > to read the manual for the virtual tape library software to see what
> > it requires for barcodes. NetWorker uses what the library (virtual
> > real) gives it.
> > Are you trying to figure out what to use or are you having a problem?
> > If you are having a problem, it might be best if you explained what
> > that problem is and let us know what VTL and which version of
> > NetWorker you are using (and what OS you are running all of this on).
> > -- Frank
> > On Mon, 29 Oct 2012 at 10:27pm, Ron Short wrote:
> > > What is you are using a VTL as the tape library? Does that have any
> > > effect on the format of the barcode?
> > >
> > >
> > > On 10/29/2012 10:26 PM, Stanley R. Horwitz wrote:
> > > > That is a function of your tape library. Check your tape library's
> > > > documentation.
> > > >
> > > > On Oct 29, 2012, at 23:10, "Ron Short" <short AT SGI DOT
> > > > COM<mailto:short AT SGI DOT COM>> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > What are the requirements for the tape barcodes, i.e length,
> > > > alpha/numeric, etc?
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> Ron Short
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