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This post is supposed to be the first of a series of four and they all have a common goal which is to try to demystify the concept of Tape Library Sharing. I have to thanks to Michael Jacquet, who has been my main source either in forums, blogs, trainings, or when I am simply stuck! BIG THANKS MICHAEL…
So before go any further in terms of Tape Library Sharing… Let me share with you a picture, which following what Confucius said, worth more than one thousand words…
Tape library is typically a collection of tape drives that automatically mount and dismount tape media. Basically in order to achieve the referred concept we need that the tape is in a Storage Area Network (SAN) environment. We need as well at least two DPM servers: the library server that is a computer on which DPM 2010 is installed, the library sharing command has been run and the medium changer is enabled; the library client that is a computer on which DPM 2010 is installed, the library sharing command has been run and the medium changer is disabled. We can have more than one library client sharing the same tape library.
That been explained let’s now remember the pre-requisites for Tape Library Sharing:
Requisites remembered and we are ready to set it up then:
After you have configured library sharing, you can use the shared tape library as if it were attached to each DPM server.
I hope this stuff help you all and soon will publish the second one of this series… Bear with me…