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Tape Drive Remote Commands

Hi folks.

I'm having some issues when trying to remotely manage tape drives on my BE 16. 

I actually have two drives ( LTO 4 and LTO 6) which are phisically attached to my BE server. I can only send remote commands through my ITDT when I'm not running BE services. Is there a way to load tape medias remotely through backup exec itself? When I need to load medias, I have to stop all services, losing my jobs which are not affected by tape drives. 

 

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Re: Tape Drive Remote Commands

Hello Larry, thanks for replying.

I didn't mean to change the media but insert it back again when BE ejects it by some reason.

for example: if my media is full but I set it as a scratchable media and want it to get inserted back again, I can remotely do it using ITDT.

I found out how but it doesn't works if BE media services are running :cathappy:

have a nice day.

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Re: Tape Drive Remote Commands

I am a bit confused by your question.  Normally, with stand-alone tpae drives, it is a human that changes tapes in the drives.  If you want to automatically or remotely change tapes in the drives, then a robotic library is needed.  ITDT cannot change tapes for you.

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Re: Tape Drive Remote Commands

Hello Larry, thanks for replying.

I didn't mean to change the media but insert it back again when BE ejects it by some reason.

for example: if my media is full but I set it as a scratchable media and want it to get inserted back again, I can remotely do it using ITDT.

I found out how but it doesn't works if BE media services are running :cathappy:

have a nice day.

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