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NIKHIL234656595
Level 6

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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Andy_Welburn
Level 6

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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Nicolai
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1 2 3 Tape automation

4 Opposite of 1,2 and 3

5 6: Same same.

NIKHIL234656595
Level 6

Thanks.

1 2 3 are same?

Andy_Welburn
Level 6

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!

Marianne
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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?

Andy_Welburn
Level 6

Yeah but you only get such excellent service here! cool

Will_Restore
Level 6

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

 

TomerG
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Maybe he's just trying to get us reward points

Marianne
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NIKHIL234656595
Level 6

@Andy :

Standalone and stacker is not clear.

 

NIKHIL234656595
Level 6

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

 

What does that means?

Marianne
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Exactly what it says..

It stands alone.

It is not in a robot.

NIKHIL234656595
Level 6

Thanks all.I will search and study this.