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Concurrent usage of 2 LTO drives

Hello,

We have an HP MSL library with 2 lto-6 drives. When I am cloning savesets to tapes (scripted through cli), it's always using only one drive. Is it possible to tell Networker to start using both drives concurrently? I could do that by splitting the savesets into 2 lists and running 2 clone jobs, but I hope networker can do that in a more efficient way.

Thanks for tips.

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Re: Concurrent usage of 2 LTO drives

@LTO6,

     You can achieve this by reducing the "Target session" parameter on the device.

HTH,
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Re: Concurrent usage of 2 LTO drives

Target session does not work for cloning, just backups.

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Re: Concurrent usage of 2 LTO drives

Wallace wrote:

Target session does not work for cloning, just backups.

Of course, I did mean splitting the clone jobs and then running it. To help it go to 2 different devices we need to reduce the Target sessions.

HTH,
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Re: Concurrent usage of 2 LTO drives

Cloning can be considered as a single stream operation....  read from one device and write to one device.

Try starting two cloning jobs to utilize two drives for cloning.

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Re: Concurrent usage of 2 LTO drives

This is what I was afraid of . Seems that I will have no other choice in the end, but using two cloning jobs. Thanks.

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