Library Properties (Status)

Use this dialog box to view the current status of the library and to enable or disable the library.

Status

  • Status

    The status of the library. (Ready/Offline).

  • Enable Library

    Select this option to bring the library online and make it available for use. Clear this option to take the library offline (e.g., for repairs). When a library is offline, the drives and media that it contains are inaccessible to the MediaAgent.

    The library's enable status reflects its logical availability to the MediaAgent, not its physical availability. For example, a library can be enabled even if it is physically unavailable due to hardware failure.

  • Mark Library Offline for Maintenance

    Select this option to make the library unavailable for data protection, data recovery or auxiliary copy operations. However, the library will be available to perform other administrative tasks such as Full Scan, Drive Cleaning, etc.

    This option is useful when you wish to perform administrative or maintenance related tasks on the library, such as replacing a drive, etc.

  • Offline Reason

    Indicates the offline reason, when the Status of the library is displayed as Offline.

Characteristics

  • Number of Drives

    The number of media drives within the library.

  • Total Number of Slots

    The total number of media storage locations within the library.

  • Total Number of Media

    The number of media within the library.

  • Number of Empty Slots

    The number of empty storage locations within the library.

  • Number of Mail Slots

    The number of mail slots available in the library.

Errors

  • Number of Connectivity, Status Check Errors

    The total number of connectivity and status related errors encountered in the library since it was marked as fixed.

  • Number of Mount, Unmount  Errors

    The total number of mount and unmount errors encountered in the library since it was marked as fixed.

Last Service Time

The service time set by the user using the Media Management Tool, after performing any services on the library.