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Autoloader and Ignite

lecomte_3
Occasional Contributor

Autoloader and Ignite

I have an RP4440 with no internal tape.

To make system backup with Ignite we plan to use the DATA external device : an 1/8 LTO TAPE autoloader
Can I use an autoloader device to make IGNITE tape ? Will I be able to restore and boot on these device in case of failure ?
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Markus_10
Valued Contributor

Re: Autoloader and Ignite

Hi lecomte,

you can use an Autoloader for Ignite Tapes, but you have to load a cartridge manually in the drive. Please check if the Drive is available in boot Admin´s search... Then you can use ist (tried with MSL and 2/20)

markus
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Autoloader and Ignite

If you load a tape manualy in the drive you can perfectly create a ignite.

You can also load a tape by command if you use

mc -p /dev/rac/cxtydz -s S1 -d D1
Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: Autoloader and Ignite

Hi,


You can any one method for loading media to drive prior to issuing backup command. Evrything else will be same.

HTH,
Devender
Impossible itself mentions "I m possible"
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Autoloader and Ignite

Hi there.
If you work with HP-UX, try the mc and mt commands to load, unmount and unload the cartridges from your Autoloader.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
lecomte_3
Occasional Contributor

Re: Autoloader and Ignite

autoloader and ignite are compatible