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NBU 7.0.1 - MAP/CAP insert/eject automatically

Created: 26 Jul 2011 • Updated: 26 Sep 2013 | 2 comments
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Hi all,

we have a SunStorageTek SL 48 with 3 available MAP/CAP slots.

 root@rozrhbckp01 (global) # echo "s i q" | ./tldtest -r /dev/sg/c0t0l1
Opening /dev/sg/c0t0l1
MODE_SENSE complete
Enter tld commands (? returns help information)
Address 101, import_enabled = 1, export_enabled = 1, access = 1
  except = 0, import_export = 0, full = 0
Address 102, import_enabled = 1, export_enabled = 1, access = 1
  except = 0, import_export = 1, full = 1
  Source address = 102
  Barcode = CAA000L5                       
Address 103, import_enabled = 1, export_enabled = 1, access = 1
  except = 0, import_export = 0, full = 0
READ_ELEMENT_STATUS complete
root@rozrhbckp01 (global) #
 

How can i configure NetBackup to eject tapes to one of the two slots which are free? We want to write our monthly Backups on one Tape and then eject this tape and insert a new one. We're using NBU 7.0.1 on x86!

Thanks for your help!

Regards, Martin

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FrSchind's picture

vmchange is the command you need. just get a list of the tapes you want to eject and build the vmchange command accordingly. here is a link with some examples: http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1258839&page=1

Marianne's picture

You can either script ejects as per above post, or purchase the NetBackup Vault option.

NBU Vault allows you to create profiles based on specific selection criteria. You can the create policies to automate the Vault profiles.

To automatically inject tapes and update NBU config when you insert tapes in the CAP, add AUTO_UPDATE_ROBOT to vm.conf (/usr/openv/volmgr) on the Robot control host. Restart NBU for entry to take effect.

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