Veritas NetBackup™ Device Configuration Guide
- Introducing device configuration
- Section I. Operating systems
- About the required Linux SCSI drivers
- About configuring robot and drive control for Linux
- Installing/reinstalling the sg and the st drivers
- About Solaris robotic controls
- About Solaris tape drive device files
- Configuring Solaris SAN clients to recognize FT media servers
- Section II. Robotic storage devices
- Robot overview
- Oracle StorageTek ACSLS robots
- About removing tapes from ACS robots
- Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging
- NetBackup robotic control, communication, and logging for UNIX systems
- ACS robotic test utility
- ACS configurations supported
- Device configuration examples
Robot inventory operations on ACS robots
If the ACS library software host is a Oracle StorageTek Library Station, an Inventory Robot Filter (INVENTORY_FILTER) entry may be required in the vm.conf file. Old versions of Library Station do not support queries of all volumes in an ACS robot.
The following sequence of events occurs when you inventory an ACS robot in NetBackup:
NetBackup requests volume information from the ACS library software.
The ACS library software provides a listing of the volume IDs, media types, ACS location, and LSM location from its database.
NetBackup maps the volume IDs into media IDs and bar codes. For example in the previous table, volume ID 100011 becomes media ID 100011 and the barcode for that media ID is also 100011.
If the operation does not require a volume configuration update, NetBackup uses the media type defaults for ACS robots when it creates its report.
If the operation requires a volume configuration update, NetBackup does the following:
Maps the ACS media types to the default NetBackup media types.
Adds the ACS and the LSM locations for new volumes to the EMM database. This location information is used for media and drive selection.
Information about the default media type mappings and how to configure media type mappings is available.
The following table shows an example of the ACS drive coordinates that NetBackup receives.
Table: ACS drive coordinates
ACS volume ID
ACS media type