Tape Libraries - Getting Started
A tape library is a physical library that is associated with one or more tape drives. Tape library can be associated with one MediaAgent or the library can be shared amongst multiple MediaAgents. A tape library consists of a master drive pool and a drive pool.
The Master drive pool is a physical representation of the drives within a library. For example a tape library can consist of an LTO4 and an LTO5 drive within the same library. The Drive Pool can be used to divide drives logically within a library. The drives can then be assigned to different jobs.
You can add a tape library from the CommCell Console or by using the Command Line Interface. For more information on adding tape libraries using command line, see Create a Tape Library Using Command Line.
Creating a Tape Library
- From the CommCell Browser, expand to Storage Resources.
- Right-click Libraries, and then click Add | Tape Library.
The Add Tape Library dialog box appears.
- Select the appropriate MediaAgent from the MediaAgent list.
- Click Scan Hardware.
The tape library that is associated with the selected MediaAgent is detected. It appears in the Add Tape Library dialog box as Not configured.
- Right-click the detected library, and then click Configure.
A message appears that tells you that the library was configured successfully.
- Click OK.
The new tape library is now configured.
- Click OK.
The new tape library appears in the CommCell Browser under Storage Resources | Libraries.
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