Viewing Tapes and Utilization, Adding Notes
All tapes in your environment are listed in the “My Tapes” tab (see next screenshot).
Tape Online/Offline Indicator
Every tape in the MyTapes page will appear in bold green if the tape is present in an auto-loader. If not present, it will appear in italicized grey.
NOTE: Tape online/offline indicator is supported only in autoloaders. Also you MUST initiate a tape move either via a job or manually to have the tape online/offline list refresh. Adding new tapes in the loader without causing a tape movement from the DNA Evolution will not refresh the list.
For every tape, you can select the tape and view, and, for certain options, edit the following:
Tape Serial: This cannot be edited and is the LTFS volume name, tape serial number, and bar code of the tape.
Tape Location and Notes: Here you can specify where your tape is currently physically located.
Tape Capacity: Every tape provides a visual clue as to how much space is left on it. Upon selecting the tape, you get a more detailed view of the total space on the tape and how much is remaining.
NOTE: Full capacity of LTO Tapes will not be available for use. This is due to LTFS metadata and an extra buffer maintained by StorageDNA to ensure smooth LTFS file-system operation.
Tape History Log: This table allows you to add log notes on a per-tape basis.