If you exchange the magazine in the lower-left position with one that has different
mailslot capabilities, the library displays a warning that the mailslot type is incompatible with the
To access the mailslots:
Highlight Operations -> Open Mailslots and press OK to select it.
Figure 72 Operations menu
On the MSL8096, if both mailslots are enabled, select which mailslots to open. The menu
will cycle through Bottom Left (3), Both (15), or Top Right (12).
The mailslot located in the lower left magazine ejects automatically. Pull the magazine out
until you can access the tape cartridge (see
Figure 73 Removing the existing tape from the mailslot
On the MSL8096, the magazine in the upper right side will be unlocked if it is configured as
a mailslot and you choose to open it. To open the upper right magazine, grasp the magazine
and pull it straight out until you can access the desired slot.
are accepted during this time.
unlocked/opened from the front panel and the following message is displayed: Media
Removal Prevented by Host Software. Press OK to continue and return to the open mailslot
pull-down menu. Try the operation again from the backup software.
Operating the tape library
The following message might be displayed: Mailslot opening. No button pushes
If the SCSI Prevent/Allow Media Removal bit is set, the mailslot cannot be
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