[Veritas-bu] Downed drives - Remote tape removal

2001-12-05 16:42:22
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Downed drives - Remote tape removal
From: DONALDG AT tc.gc DOT ca (Donaldson, Grant)
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 16:42:22 -0500
Hi Michael,
        With NBU 3.4 on UNIX master with 9840 drives we simply perform a
drive reset; resetting the drive will eject the tape from the drive and the
robot should then put it back into the appropriate slot. As you noted, use
the Device Manager interface to "UP" the drive, and then using the same
Drive Control window perform a "Reset".  You can also use the
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmoprcmd command with the "-up" and -"reset"
parameters.  You might want to check out David Chapa's "drivewatch" script
on the Advanced Scripting site.

Transport Canada

> ----------
> From:         Day, Michael[SMTP:MDay AT qrs DOT com]
> Sent:         Wednesday, December 05, 2001 1:56 PM
> To:   'veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu'
> Subject:      [Veritas-bu] Downed drives - Remote tape removal
> I'm using Netbackup Datacenter 3.41 (patched) on NT and a Exabyte 690D
> with
> 6 DLT 7000's.  Sometimes I may have to interrupt vaulting for emergency
> restores or because of maintenance on servers.  After doing this the tapes
> that were in use remain in the drives.  
> *     Is there a easy way to take the tapes out of the drives remotely?  I
> usually walk someone through the process of doing it with the LCD panel
> but
> that is not always convenient.  
> *     If I did nothing (other than 'up' the drive in Device Manager) how
> long would it take the software to automatically re-use those drives that
> were downed and still have the tape inside?
> Mike
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