Discover Media - Configuration

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Discover Media from the CommCell Console

You can use this procedure to:

  • Discover all media within a library
  • Discover a partial set of media within a library
  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources | Libraries.
  2. Right-click the appropriate library, and then click Discover Media.

    If one or more new media are discovered, the Discover New Media dialog box appears.

  3. Select the hardware type of the new media from the New Media Type list.
  4. Select the scratch pool to which you want the media assigned from the Destination Scratch Pool list.

    The total number of undiscovered media available in the library is displayed in the No. of media in Free Media Pool field.

  5. Specify the number of media to discover in the No. of media to be discovered field.
  6. Click OK.

For an alternative method, see Discover Media from the Library and Drive Configuration Dialog Box.

Discover a Specific Media Within a Library

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources | Libraries | <Library>.
  2. Click Media in Library.

    All of the media that are available in the library appear in the right-pane.

  3. Right-click the undiscovered media, and then click Discover.
  4. In the Discover New Media dialog box that appears, select the Media Type and Scratch Pool where the media must be moved.
  5. Click OK.

    The media is discovered and assigned to the specified scratch pool.

Discover Media from the Library and Drive Configuration Dialog Box

  1. Open the Library and Drive Configuration dialog box.
  2. Right-click the appropriate library, and then click Discover Media.
  3. In the Discover New Media dialog box, enter the necessary information.
  4. Click OK.
  5. The system displays a warning message advising you to move the cleaning media to the Cleaning Media Pool. Click OK.

    If new media are discovered, they are assigned to the designated scratch pool. Otherwise, a message appears informing you that no new media were found.

You can also discover the media from the CommCell Console. See Discovering Media from the CommCell Console for more information.

Enable Automatic Media Discover During Library Configuration

  1. Display the Library and Drive Configuration window.
  2. Detect the devices. Use Device Detection as required.
  3. Configure the library as described in Configuring Devices.

    During the configuration process,  if the library has a barcode reader, the Discover Media Options dialog box appears.

  4. Do either of the following:
    • To automatically discover the media in the library, select the default media type and then click Yes.
    • To manually discover the media, click No. See Discover Media from the CommCell Console for instructions about how to discover media in a library manually.
  5. Ensure that media is discovered before using the library for a data protection operations.

    If the library does not have a barcode reader, another Discover Media Options dialog box appears.

  6. Select the correct media type that is available in the library.
  7. Click OK.

Enable or Disable Automatic Media Discovery

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Media Usage tab.
  3. In the Auto-Discovery of Media area, select the Enable Auto-Discovery of Media into default scratch pool check box. (Clear this check box to disable this option.)
  4. Select the default media type available in the library from the Default Media Type list.

    The media that are available in a library must be compatible with the drives that are attached to the library.

  5. Click OK.

    When you subsequently import media, the imported media is automatically moved to the default scratch 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.

Discover Media in a Blind Library

  1. From the CommCell Console, right-click the media you wish to discover and then click Discover Media.

    The system attempts to discover the media and reports the success or failure of the operation in the Event Viewer.

    Note that the discover operation is displayed as an inventory job in the Job Controller window.