[Veritas-bu] ejecting multiple volumes to mail slot

2001-12-18 09:31:07
Subject: [Veritas-bu] ejecting multiple volumes to mail slot
From: Ryan.Anderson AT udlp DOT com (Ryan Anderson)
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:31:07 -0600
There are a couple utiliities which will help you with this at: 

If you use a different script for tape reports, etc, you could modify one of 
these scripts to eject based on the output of that report. For instance, I use 
a modified version of David Chapa's tape_rotation script. When operators eject 
tapes, they run a script I made which ejects 14 tapes at a time (I have a 14 
slot CAP) which are in the 'Operations Report' output of tape_rotation. 


Ryan C. Anderson
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>>> Steve Mickeler <steve AT neptune.on DOT ca> 12/17/01 07:52PM >>>
On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Dave Brown wrote:

> I've been trying to determine if it is possible to eject more than one
> piece of media from it's slot to the inport/export slot through Veritas
> netbackup 3.2 at a time?
> For example, I normally eject about 90-100 cartridges a week, 14 at a
> time to the library door.  Currently, I identify the media and using the
> GUI, I move the media one item at a time to the door.  Is it possible to
> use a command line script to move fouteen pieces of media at a time just
> typing one command with the media ID numbers?

You can use robtest and move the tapes from their slots to the interactive

If this is under a unix flavour, you could write a little expect script
that automated it for you.

Im looking into this as an option because our offline vaulting is creating
20 - 25 tapes in a session and our door also only holds 14 tapes.

I'm trying to automate the process for a unix operator that will be
removing the tapes from the tape unit and giving them to the offsite
storage company.

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