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still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by cmaier » Mar 29, 2019 12:23 pm

Hi,

We have a single MSL4048 library with four drives in it: two LTO-6 and two LTO-7 drives. And we use different media types of course: LTO-5 to LTO-7. I still can't find a way to tell the LTO-6 drives not to use LTO-7 medias nor the LTO-7 drives not to write LTO-5 medias. The (not so) beloved Backup Exec can do this since ages. I can assign bar code suffixes to media types there and media types to drives (read and/or write).

No, library partitioning is not an option.

Could you please add this to Veeam?

Thanks

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Re: still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by veremin » Mar 29, 2019 12:44 pm

Thanks for the feature request; your voice has been heard!

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Re: still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by cmaier » Feb 24, 2020 9:14 am

No changes in v10. That's really annoying. :cry:

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Re: still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by Dima P. » Feb 24, 2020 2:12 pm

Christian,
And we use different media types of course: LTO-5 to LTO-7
From the tape management perspective you can split tape media between multiple media pools based on it's generation.
I still can't find a way to tell the LTO-6 drives not to use LTO-7 medias nor the LTO-7 drives not to write LTO-5 medias.
Any chance you tape device support logical partitioning? You can create two logical tape partitions based on drive generation and use those partitions with corresponding media pools. Cheers!

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Re: still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by cmaier » Feb 24, 2020 2:52 pm

Dima,

As I wrote above: library partitioning is not an option. It has too many disadvantages and is simply annoying. That's why I'm asking my question to Veeam since years. :?

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Re: still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by Dima P. » Feb 24, 2020 3:10 pm

I am sorry, somehow missed that note. Will discuss your feedback with RnD folks!

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Re: still no media type assignment to tape drives?

Post by cmaier » Feb 24, 2020 3:52 pm

Ok, thanks. :)

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