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Pinned topic Is it possible and how to use one TS3200 with two OS?

‏2013-01-10T13:13:39Z |
Hello,

I have TS3200 with two LTO5 HH FC drives connected to fabric.
I already use TS3200 for backup with Backup Exec 2012.
I want to start use LTFS-LE for archiving.
Is it possible and how to use one TS3200 with two OS: first for BackupExec and second for LTFS-LE?

Regards...
Marceli
Updated on 2013-01-14T14:50:18Z at 2013-01-14T14:50:18Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Is it possible and how to use one TS3200 with two OS?

    ‏2013-01-14T14:50:18Z  
    Marceli,

    This may be possible but would depend on the tape libraries ability to present itself as two independent libraries. One would be seen and used by B.E. "Backup exec would not see the other" and the other would be seen and used by LTFS-LE. ex if there were 32 slots BE would see a 16 slots and LTFS would see 16 slots. You would have to check with IBM to see if this is possible.

    This should be possible I was able to find an admin guide "URL Bellow" on page 1-15 with the following excerpt

    Library Partitioning and Element Addressing

    Library 4U systems with firmware versions of 1.70 and higher, and containing at least 2 drives, have the ability to configure two logical libraries (create two partitions). This partitioning has been expanded with the new library firmware and half-high drive integration. Now it is possible to configure 1, 2, 3 or 4 partitions in the 4U library. Additionally the 2U library can now be configured into one or two partitions. Each library must contain at least one drive per logical library (partition).

    Partitioning of 2U Libraries

    When two half-high drives are installed in a 2U library, the library firmware will support partitioning in the same way that the 4U supports partitioning with two full-high drives today. The first partition will contain the first magazine and the first drive. The second partition will contain the second magazine and the second drive. The I/O station (if configured as I/O) will be shared, as is done with the partitioned 4U library.

    http://www.ed-in.com.cn/upFile/wendang/IBM%20System%20Storage%20TS3100%20Tape%20Library%20and%20TS3200%20Tape%20Library%20Setup,%20Operator,%20and%20Service%20Guide.pdf