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Vault Operation with HP MSL4048 Tape Library

Created: 11 Dec 2013 • Updated: 11 Dec 2013 | 2 comments
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I have NBU 7.5 and a HP MSL4048 tape library.  I have configured Vault for this installation and set the profile for deferred eject and deferred logs.  The vault profile ran successfully and I am ready to eject the tapes.  I have read portions of the admin guide for vault and some forums and I am looking for advice on a good method to eject approximately 12 tapes.  The tape library can have 3 slots in one of the four magazines configured as mailslots.  Should I use these mailslots to remove tapes after running a vault eject policy (which will require multiple magazine removals), or can I remove all the magazines and remove the tapes that are slated to be ejected?  I know which tapes to remove from running "Get Preview" from the Deferred Eject option in NBU Admin Console.  If I choose the latter method it sounds like NBU may not be able to keep accurate logs of what has been ejected.

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mph999's picture

Correct, if you do not use the mailslot - vault wil not realise the tapes have ejected.

The eject should queue - if the mail slot fills vault should wait for it to be emptied, you may have to press OK to continue (apologies, can't remember as I've not done it for a while).

If you run the eject from the vltopmenu, I think it promts you to press any key.


Regards,  Martin
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ds760's picture

Thanks. I'll make sure I enable and use the mailslots.