To further determine how you want tapes loaded into the tape drive while in Sequential mode,
you can set the Loop and Autoload options.
When Autoload mode is set, the device automatically loads the cartridge from the
lowest-numbered full slot into the tape drive. It then follows standard sequential operation.
After configuring Autoload mode, you must do one of the following for Autoload mode to
Power cycle the device from the front panel.
Reboot the device from the RMI Support > Reboot screen.
Move the lowest-numbered cartridge to the drive before starting the backup application.
If the mailslot is enabled, the lowest cartridge location will be in the mailslot.
When Loop mode is on, the original first cartridge in the sequence is reloaded after the
device has cycled through all available cartridges. If Loop mode is off and the last cartridge
has been unloaded, the device stops loading cartridges until you load another manually.
overwrite data on previously written cartridges.
When a library is partitioned into logical libraries, each logical library operates as an independent
library. Thus, the library only loads tapes from the slots associated with one logical library into
the tape drive associated with that logical library; it will not load tapes from slots associated with
another logical library.
Automatic mode: In Automatic mode, the device switches from Sequential mode into Random
mode when it receives certain SCSI commands. Automatic mode is the default setting.
To set a behavior mode:
From the Home screen, press Previous or Next until the screen displays Configuration.
Press Enter to select.
Press Previous or Next until the screen displays Library Behavior. Press Enter to select.
Enter the administrator password if prompted.
Press Previous or Next until the screen displays Library Mode. Press Enter.
The screen displays Set Library Mode, followed by the current library mode: Automatic,
Sequential, or Random. To change the mode, press Enter.
Press Previous or Next to scroll through the screens for Automatic, Sequential, or Random.
Press Enter to select the library mode.
If you enabled Sequential mode, you can configure the Autoload and Loop options:
Press Previous or Next until the screen displays Autoload Mode Disable or Autoload
Mode Enable. To change the Autoload mode, press Enter. The screen displays either
Disable Autoload Mode or Enable Autoload Mode. Press Previous or Next to toggle
between the enabled and disabled screens. Press Enter to select the Autoload mode.
The display shows the new Autoload mode.
Press Previous or Next until the screen displays either Loop Mode Disable or Loop
Mode Enable. To change loop mode, press Enter. The screen displays either Enable
Loop Mode or Disable Loop Mode. Press Previous or Next to toggle between the
enabled and disabled screens. Press Enter to select the loop mode.
Setting the date and time (Configuration > Library Date/Time)
When setting the hours, the time is based on a 24-hour clock. There is no a.m. or p.m.
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Use caution when choosing Loop mode because it makes it possible to