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NDMP Tape Drive (SL8500 ACS) replaced

Created: 10 Apr 2014 • Updated: 13 Aug 2014 | 2 comments
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Hi Experts

We have replaced drive of SL8500 T10000A. How should I replace drive on Netbackup Configured Media Server 6.5.6.

Above Symantec Tech Note  does not help , because upon running #tpautoconf -report_disc I see only old removed drives serial number

and upon running #tpautoconf -probe <ndmp hostname>   , I see NEW drive serial number

Tape Drive is zonned or attached to TWO NDMP host , If I use below command it help me to replace but how do I update path for SECOND NDMP host.

# tpconfig -update -drive <drive Index> -type hcart3 -path nrst7a -nh  -newasciiname T10K2212 -shared yes -robot 2 -robtype acs -ACS 2 -LSM 2 -PANEL 1 -DRIVE 2

Updated drive < T10K_2_2_1_2 > of type hcart3 in configuration

But when I do for second NDMP host, it gives error or sometime it will replace first one...

# tpconfig -update -drive <drive Index> -type hcart3 -path nrst3a -nh  -newasciiname T10K2212 -shared yes -robot 2 -robtype acs -ACS 2 -LSM 2 -PANEL 1 -DRIVE 2

Cannot update drive in device configuration: This is a drive path operation, use the -drpath option

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Marianne's picture

Probably going to be easiest to delete these tape drives and run Device Config Wizard again. Select media server and NDMP host only.

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LIMRA's picture

Hi marianne

I tried for second NDMP hosts, following command helps.

tpconfig -add -drpath -path <NDMP Host path> -nh <NDMP host name> -asciiname <Drive ASCII Name>

and it helps.