Network settings (network is always enabled and the network addresses are retained)
Date and time
tape drives from the bottom of the library up. If a tape drive was added between two other tape
drives since the last time the drives were discovered, that tape drive and the ones above it will
be renumbered. You might need to update the configuration of the backup application when tape
drives are renumbered.
Setting the library date and time (Configuration > Set Date and Time)
This option sets the date and time used by the library to record events. Access to this feature
requires the administrator password.
Time is based on a 24-hour clock. There is no a.m. or p.m. designation. For example:
1:00 p.m. is 13:00.
Saving and restoring the library configuration (Configuration> Save/Restore)
This option saves the library configuration to a USB flash drive and restores the configuration
from the USB flash drive.
For a list of the configuration settings that are saved, see
The Operations menu contains the following library operation options:
"Opening the mailslot (Operations > Open Mailslot)" (page 126)
"Unlocking, removing and replacing magazines (Operations > Unlock Left/Right
Magazines)" (page 127)
"Moving Media (Operations > Move Media)" (page 127)
"Performing Inventory (Operations > Inventory)" (page 128)
"Enabling Password Locks (Operations > Enable Password Locks)" (page 128)
Opening the mailslot (Operations > Open Mailslot)
The mailslots are used only with host system software that supports this feature. The mailslot
feature allows you to insert or remove up to three tapes for the MSL4048 and MSL8048, or up
to 15 tapes for the MSL8096.
Left magazines are available without mailslots, with one mailslot, or with three mailslots. The
MSL4048, MSL8048, and MSL8096 Tape Libraries are shipped with the three-mailslot magazine
on the lower left side. Mailslot-capable left magazines are marked with a white dot on the lower
right corner that aligns with a white dot on the front bezel, as shown in
and slot, each marked with a white dot" (page
other than the lower-left location will result in the magazine being treated as a magazine with no
126 Operating the tape library
When the defaults are restored, the library will rediscover and renumber the
"Default settings" (page
127). Placing a mailslot magazine in any location