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Support for TS3100 IBM Tape Library

Veeam Logoby wjching » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 am

Hi All,

I have a customer using an existing Tape Library (IBM TS 3100) for Tape Out Purposes.

The current Tape library is being re-used for Veeam Tape Out purpose. I was just wondering if this Tape Library is supported by VEEAM ? I couldnt find a list of supported models from VEEAM on this online.

As always thanks in advance :)

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Wen Jun.
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Re: Support for TS3100 IBM Tape Library

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:20 am

Hi Wen Jun,

Veeam support all libraries with LTO3 or newer (direct data and control pathes).
There is no hardware compatibility list that limit the support to specific listed ones.

But TS3100 is widely common used with Veeam and you can find them as well on:
tape-f29/unofficial-tape-library-compatibility-list-t17488.html

If you have 2 drives in it, please configure only one drive as control path.
Enable auto cleaning in the library and 1-2 cleaning media (replace them over time).
Install the IBM driver (library and drives) in "non exclusive" mode (can be selected at installation).
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Re: Support for TS3100 IBM Tape Library

Veeam Logoby Outlaw » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:34 am

Andreas Neufert wrote:If you have 2 drives in it, please configure only one drive as control path.

Hello,

Pls explain the written. Who configure only one drive ?
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Re: Support for TS3100 IBM Tape Library

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:10 am

If you will use one drive in the TS3100 library, the data and control path is clear (this drive).

For libraries with 2 or more drives:
Usually these libraries has the option to forward the control path on different drives, which we do not support today.
I think this is the default anyway.

But you can check by going into the Front Panel
1.Select Drive(s) > Interface > Identification/Settings.
2.Navigate to Configure + Drive.
3.Select a drive.
Check the drives that only one is marked as control path.
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Re: Support for TS3100 IBM Tape Library

Veeam Logoby wjching » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:55 pm

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for the heads up. Yes I will be sure to configure only one control path prior to actual discovery of tape library on veeam server !

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