Best Practice for Multiple Drives and Multiple Jobs
Currently we have a 1x SCSI drive and 24 slot autoloader using D2D2T (duplicate jobs) but are migrating to 2x FC drives and 50 slots. I was wondering how everyone else configured their media server for optimal performance.
Currently I have the following Media Rotation (per week, of which I have 4 different weeks)
MON1T1 /MON1T2 (using 5 slots)
TUE1T1/TUE1T2 (using 5 slots)
WED1T1/WED1T2 (using 5 slots)
THU1T1/THU1T2 (using 5 slots)
WK1T01/WK1T02/WK1T3/WK1T4/WK1T5 (using 10 slots)
Is there any special configuration that I need to ensure that the 2 tapes in the 5 slots (partitioned) get used rather than it failing as 3 out of the 5 slots are empty? Also is there anyway to get one job to run across two drives?