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How to specify a slot in the library

Created: 18 Jun 2010 • Updated: 24 Sep 2013 | 2 comments
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I have three jobs they run every day of the week each in a given partition, do not want to create for each day of a job, but I need to identify which slot in the partition would make the next backup.


       job name device
1 runs Monday partiition 1 a1
2 runs Monday partiition 2-2
3 runs Monday partiition 3-3

Is there any way to do this without me having a job for each day and know which slot goes to backup

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CraigV's picture

Hi there,

From my side, I partition as follows in an 8-slot HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 autoloader:

Daily - Slots 1 --> 5
Weekly - Slots 6 & 7
Monthly - Slot 8

Grouping 5 slots together and sending the daily slots to them means ONLY the daily jobs run to them. Depending on my overwrite protection period, the backup job grabs the first free tape. So it won't necessarily grab the tape in slot 1 for a Monday might be the tape in slot 3.
If you want to direct a day's backup to a specific slot, you will need to partition the autoloader accordingly. I would then suggest using a GFS policy for easy management, but it will show multiple jobs.


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Have you come right here?


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