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Eject tape automatically.

Created: 23 Nov 2012 • Updated: 28 Nov 2012 | 6 comments
jpmichelino's picture
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Hello. I have BE2012 with a tape library.
I have configured a task that Backup a Server and store data in a tape and I have checked the option "Eject after job finished". When the task finalice BE don't eject the tape automatically. I need respond OK at the prompt. 
Is posible automatice this eject without my confirmation?

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AmolB's picture

Are you sure its a Library? or is it a Standalone tape drive?

Configure the media remove alert to clear out automatically.

Refer to the below forum thread.

jpmichelino's picture
Yes, is a library Dell TL2000.
I configured the media remove alert as stated in the link without good results.
I proved with an import job and BE2012 make an alert to prompt to respond ok.
pkh's picture

The "eject after job completes" is not applicable when you are using a tape library.  This option is for ejecting tapes when you are using a stand-alone tape drive.

When you use a tape library and you want to "eject" the tape, then you must do the following

1) enable a mail or I/O slot in your library.

2) add an export stage in your job.  This will export the tape after the backup to the mail or I/O slot so that you can remove it from the library.

jpmichelino's picture

Thank pkh.

I have enabled an I/O slot in the library.
The stages that I can choose are: duplicate (disk or tape) or convert to virtual machine. Can I configure a stage that only export the tape (without make duplication or convertion)?
A second question: The Export option asks me to export to a Media Vault. What is a Media Vault? Can I "store the tape (physically) outside of the library" into a Media Vault (logically)?
To return the tape to the library, I have to put it into the I/O slot and import it from the Media Vault? It is OK?
pkh's picture

Yes.  You can just choose an export stage which does not do any duplication or conversion.

You don't have to use media vault if you don't want to.  I have never used them.  When you export a tape, it would automatically be placed in the Off-liine media location.

When you need to return the tape to the library, put the tape in the I/O slot.  Right-click on an empty slot and choose import.  You should see the tape in the slot after the import operation is done.

jpmichelino's picture

Thank Pkh and AmolZeroCool for your help.