Tuesday, June 15, 2010

KLOK has a new website.

We are proud to announce a new website for our popular KLOK Personal Time Tracking Application.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Symantec Netbackup Helpful Command - robtest

In working with Symantec Netbackup I have put together a few command line tools that I use frequently to move tapes around the tape library.
The first one is "robtest". This program is usually located in the c:\program files\netbackup\volmgr\bin folder and allows you to check various functionality of an attached tape library.

Here are some examples that you would type at the command line:

s d

The above command should list the status of the tape drives with items such as tape number loaded in the drive.

s s

The above command should show you the status of the tape library slots. Beware that if you have a large tape library the results may show on more than one screen.

m s1 d1

The above command should move a tape loaded in Slot 1 to Drive 1. For each of the numbers you can adjust for the slot and drive number accordingly.

unload d1

The above command should unload a tape in Drive1 and prepare it for movement back to a slot or removal.

m d1 s1

The above command should move the unloaded tape from Drive 1 and put it back in Slot 1

I will try to add others as soon as I have time to put a few words together about each.

Please feel free to post your own.