PnP (Plug and Play) Disk Libraries - Advanced

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Enable Option to Use Blank PnP Disks Only

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Media Usage tab.
  3. Select Only use PnP disk when it is blank.
  4. Click OK.

Enable Option to Use PnP Disks with a Specific Size

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Media Usage tab.
  3. Click Use disk only when the size is greater than, and then specify the size in MB.
  4. Click OK.

Create Automatic Labeling Schemes

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Media tab.
  3. In the Barcode Labeling Scheme area, select the label, and then click Add Token.

    The selected label appears in the box at the bottom of the region.

  4. Click OK.

For more information, see Automatic Labeling Schemes.

Add Media Identifiers (Stamp Media)

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Stamp Media.
  2. In the Stamp Media dialog box, specify whether the labeling scheme should be used or enter the barcode number or a unique identifier for the media.
  3. Click OK.

    The media is listed in the Default Scratch pool.

Setup Automatic Checking of Media

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Drive tab.
  3. Click Check for media change in drive every n minute(s) and specify the minutes.
  4. Click OK.

For more information, see Setting Up Automatic Labeling Schemes.

Verify Media

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the media on the drive, and then click Verify Media.

    The system verifies the media and then displays the media information in the Verify Media dialog box.

  2. Click OK.

For more information, see Detecting Media Changes in Stand-Alone Drives.

Enable Automatic Use of Spare Media from Different Scratch Pools

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Media tab.
  3. Select Automatically use spare media from different scratch pool if found in drive.
  4. Click OK.

Enable Media Related Pop-Ups in the CommCell Console

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the appropriate library, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Media tab.
  3. Click Show Media related pop-up messages on CommCell Console.
  4. Click OK.

For more information, see Pop-up Messages in Stand-Alone Drives.