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How to Lock and Unlock a Library Door

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

If your tape library does not have an insert/eject (I/E) port, you can use the following procedures to lock or unlock the tape library door.

To lock a tape library door

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

  2. In the display pane, select the library that you want to lock.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Lock library door.

To lock a tape library door using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to unlock a library door:

    Lock-DPMLibraryDoor [-DPMLibrary] <Library> [-Async] [-DoorAccessJobStateChangeEventHandler <DoorAccessJobStateChangeEventHandler> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Lock-DPMLibraryDoor -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Lock-DPMLibraryDoor -full" in DPM Management Shell.

To unlock a tape library door

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

  2. In the display pane, select the library that you want to unlock.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Unlock library door.

To unlock a tape library door using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to unlock a library door:

    Unlock-DPMLibraryDoor [-DPMLibrary] <Library> [[-Timeout] <Int32> ] [-Async] [-DoorAccessJobStateChangeEventHandler <DoorAccessJobStateChangeEventHandler> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Unlock-DPMLibraryDoor -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Unlock-DPMLibraryDoor -full" in DPM Management Shell.

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