Using multiple logical libraries
You can create multiple logical libraries by partitioning the physical library's tape drives and tape cartridges into two or more logical libraries.
Create multiple logical libraries for the following scenario:
- Share the library for multiple backup applications
- You can partition your library so that it processes commands from Application 1 (about Department A) in Logical Library 1, commands from Application 2 (about Department B) in Logical Library 2, and commands from Application 3 (about Department C) in Logical Library 3. In this configuration, the tape drives and tape cartridges in each logical library are dedicated to that library and are not shared among other libraries. Commands issued by the applications travel to the library through three unique control paths. Thus, the data processing for Department A is confined to the tape drives and tape cartridges in Logical Library 1, processing for Department B is confined to the tape drives and tape cartridges in Logical Library 2, and so forth.
Tip: When naming logical libraries, developing an enterprise-wide library naming convention leads to easier management of the libraries.