This subcommand creates initiator defined partitions (IDP) longitudinal wise on tape. The parameter pSize0 is used to specify the size of partition 0 and the parameter pSize1 is used to specify the size of partition 1. One of pSize0 or pSize1 must have a value that is entered in hex matching 37.5 * n with (1 <= n <= 38) to specify the wanted size of that partition. The other parameter of pSize0 or pSize1 must have the value 0xFFFF to specify that the remaining capacity is used for that partition. If 0xFFFF is not used for one of the parameters, pSize0 or pSize1, the drive might reject the command | unless pSize0 and pSize1 exactly match predefined allowable values.

For TS1140 and later drives (not LTO), the parameters pSize2 and pSize3 are valid and they follow the same rules as described earlier.

For example: If you want a 37.5 GB partition (the minimum size partition) in partition 0 and the remainder in partition 1, then set pSize 0 to 0x26 and pSize1 to 0xFFFF. This action results in a volume with a 37.5 GB sized partition 0 and a 1425 GB sized partition 1.

idp pSize0 pSize1 
pSize0: size of partition 0 
pSize1: size of partition 1 
Example Call:
idp 0x26 0xffff

Supported platforms: All