About redefining robotic library partitions

Article:HOWTO22768  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-10-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22768
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About redefining robotic library partitions

You can reassign slots to different partitions or even create or delete partitions from a partition drive pool by providing different beginning slot parameters. For example, if your current set-up is a 6-slot robotic library with two partitions (partition 1 = slots 1-3 and partition 2 = slots 4-6), but you want to have three partitions with slots 1-2 in partition 1, slots 3-5 in partition 2, and slot 6 in partition 3, you would select slots 1, 3, and 6.

Because the first two partition drive pools maintain the same identity, even though the slots have been reassigned, jobs submitted to those partition drive pools will not have to be retargeted.

However, if you change from three partitions to two partitions, any jobs submitted to the third partition must be retargeted since that third partition no longer exists. Also, if you create a new partition that completely contains two or more of the old partitions, jobs submitted to the old partition must be retargeted.

For example, if a robotic library that had been partitioned with the following:

Table: Robotic library partition example

Partition

Slot

Partition 1

Slots 1 - 2

Partition 2

Slots 3 - 4

Partition 3

Slots 5 - 10

The library is repartitioned as follows:

Table: Robotic library repartition example

Partition

Slot

Partition 1

Slots 1 - 4

Partition 2

Slots 5 - 6

Partition 3

Slots 7 - 10

Then any jobs targeted to the old partition 2 (slots 3-4) must be retargeted.

Note:

If a job is targeted to a particular robotic library drive (or a device pool that is not a partition drive pool), the job defaults to the first partition in the robotic library.

See Creating robotic library partitions

See Retarget Job options


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