Hi Mark et al,
Thank you for these details.
I have now been able to move a media into the MAP (Mail Slot)
Is it now possible to move the 'tape' out of the VTL totally thus emulating taking a tape out of a physical library and storing in in a remote facility?
A requirment is that I can bring the tape back into the library via a mail slot at some future time ;)
I'm using MHVTL with our Tape library software and it it ideal for testing and training purposes.
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From: Mark Harvey [via mhVTL - A Linux Virtual Tape Library] [mailto:ml-node+[hidden email]]
Sent: 15 May 2015 01:43 To: Stephen Metcalfe Subject: Re: vtlcmd and MAP
You can indeed remove (clear) contents of the MAP...
vtlcmd <rob num> empty map
man vtlcmd ;)
like a real library, you first have to open the map, then add/clear it, then close it again..
While the MAP is open, the library cant access it, while it is closed, a user can't access it. (except for listing contents - but that exception is just convience :)
To 'move' media between systems, you will need to copy /opt/vtl/<barcode> to remote system and can then add to MAP for importing..
Note: default behaviou is to not save movements across restarts but movements can be made perstient via /etc/mhvtl/device.conf
Regards from Australia
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