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How to Add or Remove a Tape

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Use the following procedures to add or remove tapes from the tape library.

noteNote
If you add or remove tapes to the tape library using Unlock library door or Add tape, DPM will automatically inventory the library. If you add or remove tapes to the tape library without using Unlock library door or Add tape, you must use the Inventory library action to update the information in DPM Administrator Console.

Adding or removing a tape from a stand-alone tape drive is accomplished manually according to the instructions provided by the device manufacturer, without using DPM Administrator Console.

To add a tape by using the Insert/Eject (I/E) port

  1. Physically add the tape to the I/E port of the tape library.

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

  3. In the Actions pane, click Add tape (I/E port). DPM performs a fast inventory on the tape library and adds tapes into the free slots available in the tape library. This enables you to add tapes into the I/E port which remains open for a time period of 10 minutes.

    ImportantImportant
    If sufficient numbers of slots are not free then the tapes are left in the I/E Port and the Add tape (I/E port) operation fails.

To add a tape by using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to add a tape using the I/E port:

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

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

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

To remove a tape by using the I/E port

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

  2. In the display pane, expand the tape library from which you want to remove a tape.

  3. Expand Slots, and then select the slot that holds the tape to be removed.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Remove tape (I/E port).

  5. Physically remove the tape from the I/E port of the tape library.

To remove a tape by using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to add a tape using the I/E port:

    Unlock-DPMLibraryIEPort [-DPMLibrary] <Library> [-Async] [-JobStateChangedEventHandler <JobStateChangedEventHandler> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

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

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

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