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  1. Command line robot control


    Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.

    Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?

    Any help will be much appreciated.

  2. Re: Command line robot control

    Is robtest any good?

    Dave wrote:

    > Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    >
    > Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    >
    > Any help will be much appreciated.


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  3. Re: Command line robot control

    Yes.

    "Joseph Mannion" wrote in message
    news:3A96B34A.57CE8257@dps.state.ak.us...
    > Is robtest any good?
    >
    > Dave wrote:
    >
    > > Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > > from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > > via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    > >
    > > Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    > >
    > > Any help will be much appreciated.

    >
    > --
    > Joe Mannion
    > Dept of Public Safety
    > State of Alaska
    > Ph: (907)269-5703
    > Fax907)269-5617
    >
    >




  4. Re: Command line robot control

    I have to ask, why would you want to maually move tapes around?

    James

    "Dave" wrote in message news:3a965e3e$1@hronntp01....
    >
    > Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    >
    > Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    >
    > Any help will be much appreciated.




  5. Re: Command line robot control

    Not that its totally relevant to this question - but I have found with my
    setup:

    NBU 3.2
    sun master
    nt slave
    Sun L400 tape libraries (Exabyte 220s)

    That to move cleaning tape to drives I use robtest on the NT slave server
    - cleaning does not happen automatically - Veritas support says that it
    will when I get 3.4 installed. So there are probably other reasons for
    people to manually use robtest as well.

    James wrote:

    > I have to ask, why would you want to maually move tapes around?
    >
    > James
    >
    > "Dave" wrote in message news:3a965e3e$1@hronntp01....
    > >
    > > Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > > from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > > via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    > >
    > > Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    > >
    > > Any help will be much appreciated.


    --
    Joe Mannion
    Dept of Public Safety
    State of Alaska
    Ph: (907)269-5703
    Fax907)269-5617



  6. Re: Command line robot control


    The requirement is to take up to 18 tapes out of the jukebox
    each weekend. (don't ask)

    We do not want an operator standing at the console ejecting these
    tapes individually. The idea is to identify the relevant tapes
    and move them all to the load packs at the front of the jukebox.

    It is possible to echo commands into tldtest (called by robtest)
    and control the robot.

    Cheers
    Dave

    "James" wrote:
    >I have to ask, why would you want to maually move tapes around?
    >
    >James
    >
    >"Dave" wrote in message news:3a965e3e$1@hronntp01....
    >>
    >> Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    >> from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    >> via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    >>
    >> Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    >>
    >> Any help will be much appreciated.

    >
    >



  7. Re: Command line robot control


    I wont ask !

    this is what you can do ! but I would use vmchange !

    when you enter your robot via robotest you will see something
    similar to below !

    Invoking robotic test utility:
    /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tldtest -r /dev/ovpass0 -d1 /dev/rmt2.1


    use these options within a script similar to this

    tldtest -r /dev/ovpass0 -d1 /dev/rmt2 > anyoutputfile <
    "place robtest commands here e.g."

    s d


    quit

    regards

    Alick


    "Dave" wrote:
    >
    >The requirement is to take up to 18 tapes out of the jukebox
    >each weekend. (don't ask)
    >
    >We do not want an operator standing at the console ejecting these
    >tapes individually. The idea is to identify the relevant tapes
    >and move them all to the load packs at the front of the jukebox.
    >
    >It is possible to echo commands into tldtest (called by robtest)
    >and control the robot.
    >
    >Cheers
    >Dave
    >
    >"James" wrote:
    >>I have to ask, why would you want to maually move tapes around?
    >>
    >>James
    >>
    >>"Dave" wrote in message news:3a965e3e$1@hronntp01....
    >>>
    >>> Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    >>> from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    >>> via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    >>>
    >>> Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    >>>
    >>> Any help will be much appreciated.

    >>
    >>

    >



  8. Re: Command line robot control

    Vaulting does this, and has a menu option to eject/inject tapes if they
    all dont come in/out with one shot.

    When you pick apart Vaultings scripts, it too uses vmchange with some
    options not documented in the MM Syst admin manual. The options are:

    -e to eject tape
    -i to inject tape
    -sec n seems to add delay for the robot to do its thing.

    With that, you can build your own scripts.



    Alick Cross wrote:
    >
    > I wont ask !
    >
    > this is what you can do ! but I would use vmchange !
    >
    > when you enter your robot via robotest you will see something
    > similar to below !
    >
    > Invoking robotic test utility:
    > /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tldtest -r /dev/ovpass0 -d1 /dev/rmt2.1
    >
    > use these options within a script similar to this
    >
    > tldtest -r /dev/ovpass0 -d1 /dev/rmt2 > anyoutputfile < >
    > "place robtest commands here e.g."
    >
    > s d
    >
    > quit
    >
    > regards
    >
    > Alick
    >
    > "Dave" wrote:
    > >
    > >The requirement is to take up to 18 tapes out of the jukebox
    > >each weekend. (don't ask)
    > >
    > >We do not want an operator standing at the console ejecting these
    > >tapes individually. The idea is to identify the relevant tapes
    > >and move them all to the load packs at the front of the jukebox.
    > >
    > >It is possible to echo commands into tldtest (called by robtest)
    > >and control the robot.
    > >
    > >Cheers
    > >Dave
    > >
    > >"James" wrote:
    > >>I have to ask, why would you want to maually move tapes around?
    > >>
    > >>James
    > >>
    > >>"Dave" wrote in message news:3a965e3e$1@hronntp01....
    > >>>
    > >>> Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > >>> from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > >>> via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    > >>>
    > >>> Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    > >>>
    > >>> Any help will be much appreciated.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >


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  9. Re: Command line robot control

    Dave,

    You can reinventory a library with something like:

    /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmupdate -x -rn robot_number -rt tape_type -rh
    media_manager -vh master_server

    regards,
    tom

    Dave wrote:

    > Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    >
    > Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    >
    > Any help will be much appreciated.



  10. Re: Command line robot control

    On the same note - I have a question too if I may -

    If there's a Commnad line to tell the Robot to move Volumes from a Specific
    Slot to Inject Port (i.e. CAP). We need this to manage Backup daily/weekly
    to be sent OFFSite Location. 'vmchange' can hadle the Logical part but i am
    missing the same function as described above...

    Tia, E.d.


    "Tom Ward" wrote in message
    news:3AEF5E11.DBB3882D@us.dhl.com...
    > Dave,
    >
    > You can reinventory a library with something like:
    >
    > /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmupdate -x -rn robot_number -rt tape_type -rh
    > media_manager -vh master_server
    >
    > regards,
    > tom
    >
    > Dave wrote:
    >
    > > Is it possible in NetBu 3.2 to control the robot in an L1000
    > > from the command line. I would like to move tapes around the library
    > > via scripts, plus the extra functionaliy provided by robtest.
    > >
    > > Can you "re-inventory" from the command line?
    > >
    > > Any help will be much appreciated.

    >




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