Cleaning Media - Configuration

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Import Cleaning Media

If you are not using a mail slot, be careful not to open the library door while media are mounted in drives within the library. In some library models (e.g., ATL 200, ATL 500) opening the door causes the library to unmount all media, even those that are in active use. This can cause database inconsistency and failure of the running job(s).

To import cleaning media to the cleaning media pool

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the library for which you want to import the cleaning media, and then click Import Cleaning Media, from the short-cut menu.
  2. An Import Media prompt appears, advising you to do one of the following:
    • If you are importing through a mail slot, insert one or more media into the mail slot and wait for them to be moved to storage slots. In many library types, you may also have to wait for the inventory to complete. Do not click OK until all of the imported media have been moved to storage slots and the inventory is completed.

      If you click OK in the Insert Media prompt before the media are moved to storage slots and the inventory is completed, the MediaAgent will not discover the media. You must manually discover media as described in Discovering Cleaning Media.

      After all media are transferred to storage slots and the inventory is completed, click OK in the Import Media prompt.

    • If you are inserting media directly, open the library door, insert media into storage slots, and then close the door and wait for the inventory to complete. Click OK in the Import Media prompt and then discover the cleaning media. For more information, see Discovering Cleaning Media.

    When cleaning media is imported, the system assigns it in one of the following ways:

    • If the cleaning media is already catalogued, it belongs to the cleaning media pool.
    • If the cleaning media is not catalogued and is successfully discovered, the system displays the Discover Cleaning Media dialog box. Use this dialog box to assign the cleaning media to the cleaning media pool.
  3. In the Discover Cleaning Media dialog box that appears, select the hardware type of the new media from the Cleaning Media Type list and the scratch pool to which you want the media assigned from the Destination Cleaning Media Pool list. Enter the number of media you want to import in No. of media to be discovered box.
  4. Click OK

    The newly imported cleaning media is displayed in the Cleaning Media pool.

Discovering Cleaning Media

To discover cleaning media within a library

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the library in which you want to discover cleaning media, and then click Discover Cleaning Media from the short-cut menu.
  2. In the Discover Cleaning Media dialog box that appears, select the hardware type of the new media from the Cleaning Media Type list and the scratch pool to which you want the media assigned from the Destination Cleaning Media Pool list. Enter the number of media you want to import in No. of media to be discovered box.
  3. Click OK.

    The newly imported cleaning media is displayed in the Cleaning Media pool.