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Load a tape. HP SureStore E

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Jose Juan
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Load a tape. HP SureStore E

Hi all,

I??ve a HP SureStore E Tape Library 6/60 Ultrium Channel and I need to know like loading a tape from a slot to a drive to traves of commandos from a maquina HP-UX 11.00. Can I do this?

Thks in advance
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Load a tape. HP SureStore E

Hello,

Yes you can.

Do an:

ioscan -fnk | grep rac

to see the autochanger device file. This should be something like /dev/rac/c#t#d#

Then, perform an:

mc -p /dev/rac/c#t#d# -s S$ -d D%

where /dev/rac/c#t#d# is the autochanger device file
S$ is the slot number (e.g. S4)
D% is the drive number (e.g. D1)

You can also move tapes from drives to slots or from slots to slots in this way.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Jose Juan
Advisor

Re: Load a tape. HP SureStore E

In my /dev/rac there is nothing.

# ll /dev/rac
total 0
#
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Load a tape. HP SureStore E

Hello (again),

Can you post an ioscan -fnk here please?

Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Jose Juan
Advisor

Re: Load a tape. HP SureStore E

Hi Vince,

Here is ioscan -fnk attach.

Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor
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Re: Load a tape. HP SureStore E

Hello,

From your ioscan:

unknown -1 1/10/0/0.1.21.255.0.0.0 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN HP C7200

That is your autochanger, which is in the status UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN.

In order to make that CLAIMED, you must enter the device drive schgr in the kernel.

Run sam
Select Kernel Configuration, and Drivers.
Select schgr from the list, then enter it in the kernel. Note that this requires a reboot, so do this when you have planned some downtime.

After reboot, ioscan should reveal it as CLAIMED, with a nice /dev/rac/c#t#d# device file.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Jose Juan
Advisor

Re: Load a tape. HP SureStore E

Tnks Vince,

I??ll try do this, I don't know when I'll can do.