You can dynamically move the tape drive resource from one partition to another and stagger your backups.

IBM has a sample .sh and examples.


On 12/4/2012 11:23 AM, Paul Nelson wrote:

A client of mine just got a new machine that their now infamous software
vendor ordered for them. It is divided into two partitions, and has one tape

I don't have access to it right now, but their vendor told them to just
configure a virtual tape drive and they could then toggle the tape between
the two partitions.

I told them that this wasn't the purpose of the virtual tape feature, but I
have never actually set up a box with this configuration. Google is showing
me stuff dated around 2005. Any pointers?


Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 512-392-2577

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