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MSL 6030 Backup

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Rahul Pednekar
Frequent Advisor

MSL 6030 Backup

Hi Friends
I'm using MSL 6030 tape libarary with hpux's native backup commands. but everytime i have to load/unload the tape manually. I want to have a solution which can help me automatic loading and unloading of the tapes.

Thanks and regards
Valued Contributor

Re: MSL 6030 Backup


Please good backup software like Veritas or DP.

Having tape library w/o backup s/w is useless.


Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL 6030 Backup


You can handle MSL tape libraries with the command mc

ie : robotarm is /dev/rac/c9t0d0

Status of library

mc -p -r ISDM

Move tape from slot 9 to drive 0

mc -p /dev/rac/c9t0d0 -s S9 -d D0

Unload tape from drive 0 to slot 9

mc -p /dev/rac/c9t0d0 -s D0 -d S9

See also man mc
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL 6030 Backup

Using a library as the MSL 6030 without a Backup software/media management system seems rather unconvinient. Yes, you can use "mc" for loading unloading medias but, how to keep trach of which media is used and protection time.

Have a look at HP Data Protector.
Rahul Pednekar
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSL 6030 Backup

Hey thanx friends I will use the 'mc' for that. data protector would be the best bet...
thanx a lot....