Implementing IBM Tape in Linux and Windows

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 04 October 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738488917
ISBN-13: 9780738488912
IBM Form #: SG24-6268-04
(338 pages)

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Authors: Babette Haeusser, Ingo Dimmer, Alv Jon Hovda, Jana Jamsek, Ricardo Alan Silva, Erwin Zwemmer


This IBM Redbooks publication follows IBM TotalStorage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and will help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the IBM TS1120 and 3592 tape drive and libraries with servers running Linux and Windows. This book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries in both direct-attached SCSI and SAN configurations.

Part 1 describes how to attach and configure the drives and libraries, and covers basic installation and administration. It also covers the sharing and partitioning of libraries and explains the concept and usage of the Advanced Library Management System (ALMS) and virtual I/O with the IBM TotalStorage 3584 Tape Library.

Part 2 documents how to use these products with popular data backup applications, including IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, BakBone NetVault, Arkeia, and EMC Legato NetWorker.

This book will help IBM personnel, Business Partners, and clients to better understand and implement the IBM Ultrium LTO product line and also the IBM TS1120 and 3592 tape drives in Windows and Linux environments.

Table of contents

Part 1. Setting up IBM tape in Linux and Windows
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Open System Tape on Linux and Windows
Chapter 2. IBM Open System Tape Library sharing and partitioning
Chapter 3. Basic IBM tape setup for Windows
Chapter 4. Basic IBM tape setup for Linux
Chapter 5. SAN considerations
Part 2. LTO libraries and backup software
Chapter 6. Configuring IBM Tivoli Storage Manager on Windows and Linux
Chapter 7. Implementing other backup software with IBM Open System Tape
Appendix A. Recommended HBA settings for LTO drives and libraries
Appendix B. SNMP setup
Appendix C. Additional information

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