qinghe46
2 Iron

Auto Media Management for AFTD?

I have been told several times "when configuring AFTD, make sure not to enable the Auto Media Management feature".

Any reason why Auto Media Management should not be enabled for AFTD?

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RFreund1
3 Silver

Re: Auto Media Management for AFTD?

The original intend to use AMM dates years back - it was to help secretaries in small offices which were condamned to swap tapes but had no idea how to mount/unmount/(re-)label them. This is history (at least with NetWorker).

Besides the fact that AFTDs should always be present, AMM does not make real sense. AFAIK it will even work but in case of trouble you will most likely not remember it.

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ble1
7 Thorium

Re: Auto Media Management for AFTD?

清河 wrote:

I have been told several times "when configuring AFTD, make sure not to enable the Auto Media Management feature".

Any reason why Auto Media Management should not be enabled for AFTD?

I'm not sure why anyone will tell you that.  AMM, on device level, is something that can help when devices gets unmounted and there is pending request for that device (it will be mounted by NW then).  This feature used to be used quite alot in the past when people would hit issues with disk devices getting unmounted.

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sddc_guy
3 Argentum

Re: Auto Media Management for AFTD?

I use auto media management: Yes; on AFTD in all of my LABS.

I do not want to wait for the Storage Node to get Ready when try a Labeling :-) during a Automated Setup and Backup Start.

i use it in my  BRS2GO  without any issue

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bingo.1
4 Ruthenium

Re: Auto Media Management for AFTD?

Of course AMM works fine. Generally a good idea also for AFTDs.

My only concerns:

  - Although NW prevents some activities it does allow you to dismount the volume. And you will be surprised when you do that. Usually, it takes some failed attempts until you remember AMM.

  - It could result in excessive log entries if the device cannot be reached. But this also happens even if you do not use AMM.

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Thierry101
3 Argentum

Re: Auto Media Management for AFTD?

same here...i just enabled AMM after random AFTD dismounts and got that feedback from this great forum

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