Guide to Sharing and Partitioning IBM Tape Library Data

An IBM Redbooks publication

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

Published 12 December 1996

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ISBN-10: 0738409006
ISBN-13: 9780738409009
IBM Form #: SG24-4409-02
(274 pages)

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Authors: Minoru Massaki


This IBM Redbooks publication is unique in its detailed coverage of sharing and partitioning IBM 3494 and IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataservers in multiple host system environments. It provides the following:

Introduction to sharing and partitioning an IBM Automated Tape Library Dataserver
Overview of IBM Automated Tape Library Dataservers including the IBM Magstar Virtual Tape Server
Description of software environments that support IBM IBM Automated Tape Library Dataservers
Discussion of the basic concepts of sharing and partitioning
Implementation steps required to share and partition IBM Automated Tape Library Dataservers on the MVS/ESA, VM/ESA, VSE/ESA, AIX/6000, OS/400, and TPF platforms.

This document is written for storage system specialists. Some knowledge of tape library systems is assumed.

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