kyles81
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Connecting a Tape Drive from a Remote Storage Node

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I am trying to connect a tape drive that is connected to a remote storage node in Networker. When we do a scan on the server, it see's the device but we get an error stating that the no device driver is installed. It isn't installed because it is the server and the tape drive is connected to the remote storage node. We tried the rd=storagenode:\\Tape.00\ and it didn't seem to work unless we did something wrong there.

Is there a way that you can connect a tape drive that is connected to a remote storage node to a NW Server as a resource? We are trying to keep the NW on a virtual server (VM 5.0) and still use the tape drive for archiving since pass through is no longer supported.

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nmc2
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Re: Connecting a Tape Drive from a Remote Storage Node

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Run this command on the remote storage node,

dvdetect -s <networker_server_name>

This will update the networker server db with the tape drive information of remote storage node. This new device will be visible under storage node on NMC. You can configure the device easily from NMC.

Regards,

Prajith

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ble1
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Re: Connecting a Tape Drive from a Remote Storage Node

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kyles81 wrote:

We tried the rd=storagenode:\\Tape.00\ and it didn't seem to work unless we did something wrong there.

You did something wrong.  Tape handler on Windows has format of \\.\TapeX so if you believe this is Tape0 then it should be \\.\Tape0 or from server perspective: rd=storagenode:\\.\Tape0

If above does not work, try \\\\.\\Tape0 (but I believe above format like \\.\Tape0 should work).

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nmc2
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Re: Connecting a Tape Drive from a Remote Storage Node

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Run this command on the remote storage node,

dvdetect -s <networker_server_name>

This will update the networker server db with the tape drive information of remote storage node. This new device will be visible under storage node on NMC. You can configure the device easily from NMC.

Regards,

Prajith

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