Two master, two VTL, one physical library
I am facing an interesting situation brought about to me. Currently we are getting ready to standup a new VTL which will provide much needed storage allocation, deduplication, and OST protocol privelages. However, for at least a time, we want to have both VTL's stood up in order to accomodate backup needs while our transition period persists and testing can be conducted. The issue I am percieving is the fact that both VTL's will be connected to one physical tape library. My fears are that SCSI operations from multiple devices may cause situational problems.
Just curious if anyone has had any experience in this type of scenario? Budget limitations of course prevent the purchase of a new physical library so that solution is out the door. I believe there may be potential if the physical library can be partitioned in a sense to allow for two devices to utilize its features but wanted to at least drop this on the table and get some ideas from other backup admins.