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Created: 14 Dec 2012 • Updated: 15 Dec 2012 | 12 comments
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Can anybody tell me the difference between:

  1. Tape library
  2. Tape autoloader
  3. tape stacker
  4. standalone drive
  5. picker
  6. robotic arm

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Nicolai's picture

1 2 3 Tape automation

4 Opposite of 1,2 and 3

5 6: Same same.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Andy Welburn's picture

Amazing what you can find with 'Google':

http://www.snia.org/education/dictionary

tape library
A tape device that provides automated access to multiple tape cartridges, typically via multiple tape drives.
An automated tape loading robot is used to move tape cartridges between the tape drives, tape slots (for storage), and tape eject slots if there are any.

tape autoloader
A tape device that provides automated access to multiple tape cartridges, typically via a single tape drive.
An automated tape loading robot may be used to move tape cartridges between the tape drive, tape slots (for storage), and any tape eject slots if there are any.

media stacker
A robotic media handler in which media must be moved sequentially by the robot.
A media stacker usually services a single drive. It may be able to load media into a drive in arbitrary order, but must cycle through media in sequence to do so.

stand alone drive
A removable media drive that is not associated with a media stacker or robot.

robot
robotic media handler

A mechanical handler capable of storing multiple pieces of removable media and loading and unloading them from one or more drives in arbitrary order in response to electronic commands.
See library.
-- for which you can read robotic arm/picker to be the 'part' that does the actual moving!

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Marianne's picture

Once again NIKHIL's question has nothing to do with NBU and we have to use Google to find answers on non-Symantec sites.....

NIKHIL, do you EVER try Google before posting here?

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Andy Welburn's picture

Yeah but you only get such excellent service here! cool

Tomer Gurantz's picture

Maybe he's just trying to get us reward points

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Marianne's picture

Exactly what Chris said over here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/logs-3#comment-7687451

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Will Restore's picture

My friends at AOL remind you they have a fine search engine also :)

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

NIKHIL2346565959's picture

@Andy :

Standalone and stacker is not clear.

NIKHIL2346565959's picture

If some body sats that we have a stand alone tape drive.

What does that means?

Marianne's picture

Exactly what it says..

It stands alone.

It is not in a robot.

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NIKHIL2346565959's picture

Thanks all.I will search and study this.