Can a AS/400 program access the slots on the tape drive 3573 L2U

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AS/400
AS/400 backup
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There are 16 slots on this tape drive. Can they be accessed progamatically to eliminate some operator intervention?

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AS400 tape drive 3573 L2U

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The best way around avoiding operator intervention is to utilise BRMS. Having said that some operator intervention will still be needed to move tapes between locations if they are specified.
You can write some cl to eject and move tapes within the library.

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  • Voodoovw
    Will you be using this library with BRMS or the regular IBM backup from GO BACKUP? Voodoo
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  • Slanning
    Hey Voodoo, Actually, all I want to do is be able to access, for example, the tape in slot1, then unload that and then load slot3 to access...... if you can tell me how to do it from an AS400 utility I can write CLLE programs to perform those tasks. The problem is that I don't see anywhere on the IBM AS400 commands to identify slot numbers. Remember the old System36 magazine drives? You could specify M1.01 for magazine one diskette one. That's the kind of thing I am looking for.
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  • Voodoovw
    Sorry, I do not think I can help there. We normally configure the changers to LDR Mode to Automatic, Loop Mode to On, and Autoload Mode to On before we connect them to the iSeries. This way they will configure as TAP01 and not a library. Then we use the standard IBM backup – GO BACKUP. To change the tape we use CHKTAP DEV(TAP01) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD) LDR Mode Automatic will let it function similar to a standard single tape tape drive. Loop Mode On will skip empty slots and go back to the first tape after the last tape. Autoload Mode On will load the tape into the drive when its powered up.
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  • Slanning
    Thanks for your help. That sound like a really good project for a "bit flipper" to develop micro code to make those tape drives more friendly. Somebody could make a tidy sum.
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  • pdraebel
    Hey, you could do a DSPTAPCTG to *OUTFILE and than process the output from that file to load the volumes from the slots you want. We are using BRMS and there it is all automated. Peter
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