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Slot limitations within NBU

Created: 15 Sep 2012 | 4 comments
V4's picture

Is there any slot limitations pertaining to Tape Drive licenses ?

we have approx 400 slot in library and if we add 200 medias at time and perform inventory it doesn't allows,,,... oveheard of license limitations

but guide says different ... slot limitations shown are from robot perspective not license

has anybody faced this

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mph999's picture

Well for sure some robots use a license to allow x number of slots to be used.

I'm not aware of this limitation being NBU license, BUT, I must advise that I don't deal with license issues, so i might be wrong.

Marianne /Mark /wr / nicolai will be along shortly and will be able to confirm I am sure ...


Regards,  Martin
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Nicolai's picture

You license Netbackup per tape drive not per robot slot.

Does tldtest show all 400 slot - if not it's a robot issue and not Netbackup.

What type of robot do you have ?.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

If this post answered your'e qustion -  Please mark as a soloution.

mph999's picture

Good point - - if you restart ltid and look in the log, it should say how many slots the library has.  Or easier, run robtest and then the command 

s s

scroll down, how many slots does it show.  If it does not show all of them, it is a library issue for 100% sure


Regards,  Martin
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Marianne's picture

Totally agree with Nicolai and Martin.

NBU will add whatever the robot reports.
(s s in robtest will confirm.)

Check robot documentation.

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