v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby JeWe » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:42 am 1 person likes this post

horst wrote:
TommyB wrote:
Peter_Riederer wrote:Hello Gostev,
Normally an ejected tape, was an indicator to our customers backup was successful. And a lot of our customers only have some normal office staff, who are changing the tapes without any access to the GUI.


Exact the same here - with BackupExec, "tape ejected" was a visual sign of "Backup completed successfully" because I configured it to only eject in case of a successful backup.

That way I never had to start BackupExec to check if a job was successful, but only when the tape did not come out in the morning. Plus I never got bothered by "Backup successful" emails every day.

I'd vote for a "eject on successful backup" option for single drives as well.


I vote, too! :D


And another vote from Germany ;-)

P.S.: I like the V7 very much till now. Not regarding the missing tape eject ;-) But, to be serious, Veeam is the best product I used for backup!
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby hoFFy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:53 am 1 person likes this post

JeWe wrote:
And another vote from Germany ;-)

P.S.: I like the V7 very much till now. Not regarding the missing tape eject ;-) But, to be serious, Veeam is the best product I used for backup!


Yeah, Germany loves Veeam! 8)
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby omorin » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:47 am

Bonjour,

Where can i find the rigth itdt.exe ?

I have downloaded itdtinst1.2Windows.exe from the IBM site, but unload is a parameter not supported by this version.

Any idea ?
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:52 am

Hi, Olivier. Have you already seen this page?

IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool is available to download at IBM's new Fix Central web site. If using this link you will just need to choose your platform and press continue. Check the box next to the correct version and click continue. On the next page you can start downloading ITDT.

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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby omorin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:34 am

Bonjour,

Thanks v.Eremin, but i did download from this link.
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:57 am

Then, you’d better contact IBM with this issue, since according to the corresponding User Guide (p.268) this command should be present. Also, as far as I can tell you from my own testing, command seems, indeed, to be there.

Unload Tape
When you select the Unload Tape command [30], ITDT issues the unload tape command.

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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby omorin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:22 am

Bonjour again,

I read the book, and i tried :

itdt -f \\.\Tape0 unload

And nothing except this screen :

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     IBM TotalStorage Tape Diagnostic Tool SE - V1.2

     Entry Menu

     [S] Scan for tape drives

     [H] Help
     [Q] Quit program



     Notes:
     - During a test, user data on the cartridge will be erased!
     - Make sure no other program is accessing the devices used by ITDT!
     - A device scan may take several minutes in some cases!

     - Q + Enter will always close this program.
     - H + Enter will display a Help page.




<[H] Help | [Q] Quit | Command >
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:31 am

It seems that you have missed [open mode] parameter that should be placed after filename. As to filename, be sure to specify there device special file for the drive/changer or the device address (host bus target lun).

Anyway, as mentioned above, it might be worth contacting IBM directly for all questions regarding ITDT utility syntax, since they will be able to assist you effectively with solving IBM-related issues.

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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby guillermo.lozano » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:55 pm

Hello, I cast my vote here for tape eject functionality on standalone drives.
Thanks.

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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:30 pm

Guillermo, as it was noted above we added this functionality to the list for the upcoming releases. Thank you.
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby Peter_Riederer » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:38 pm

Dmitry, is there a public list which feature requests are currently in progress for verification or which are already acknowledged and will be provided in the next release?
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:17 pm

Peter, there is no public list - we do not disclose our roadmap.
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:36 am

We are planning to add this feature in the short term, but we do not have any public facing roadmap for the upcoming product updates. Partly because we like to be able to remain flexible, and drop or postpone any feature due to unexpected change of release plans, or issues encountered.
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby omorin » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:11 am

Bonjour,

I have found some news :devioctl.exe eject \\.\Tape2147483646

http://raunomagi.blogspot.fr/2012/07/dpm-2010-eject-tape-or-windows-2008.html
http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755051%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Unfortunately, i do not use DMP2010... so i do not know how to get my Tape number !
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Re: v7 - Eject Tape option is greyed out

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:59 am

As far as I know, tape symbolic name should be shown in the setting of a given drive in Windows device manager:

Device Manager -> Tape drives -> Right-click required drive -> Tape symbolic name

Also, it can be gotten via PowerShell (be aware that this script will work if you have only one tape drive; otherwise, you have to change it slightly in order to pass the necessary one):

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$Drive = Get-VBRTapeDrive
$Drive.GetDeviceName()


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