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How to Enable and Disable a Library

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

You can temporarily disable a tape library or stand-alone tape drive in DPM to perform maintenance or repairs. When you are ready to return the tape library or stand-alone tape drive to operation, you must enable it.

To enable a library

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Management on the navigation bar, and then click the Libraries tab.

  2. In the Display pane, select the tape library or stand-alone tape drive that is disabled.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Enable library.

To enable a library using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to retrieve the library:

    Get-DPMLibrary [-DPMServerName] <String> [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

  • Use the following syntax to enable a library:

    Enable-DPMLibrary [-DPMLibrary] <Library[]> [-PassThru] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Enable-DPMLibrary -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Enable-DPMLibrary -full" in DPM Management Shell.

To disable a library

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Management on the navigation bar, and then click the Libraries tab.

  2. In the Display pane, select the tape library or stand-alone tape drive to be disabled.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Disable library.

To disable a library using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to retrieve the library:

    Get-DPMLibrary [-DPMServerName] <String> [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

  • Use the following syntax to disable a library:

    Disable-DPMLibrary [-DPMLibrary] <Library[]> [-PassThru] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Disable-DPMLibrary -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Disable-DPMLibrary -full" in DPM Management Shell.

See Also

Concepts

Managing Tapes

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