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IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library: A Practical Guide to Tape Drives and Tape Automation

An IBM Redbooks publication

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


Published on 14 February 2009, updated 14 April 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738432229
ISBN-13: 9780738432229
IBM Form #: SG24-4632-08

Authors: Babette Haeusser, Wolfgang Kessel, Mauro Silvestri, Claudio Villalobos and Chen Zhu

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the ninth edition of the best selling Tape Library Practical Guide, which was first published in 1996. This book is the indispensable companion for a successful implementation of IBM TotalStorage® Enterprise Tape Drives 3590, IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Drives and Controllers, IBM System Storage TS1120 and TS1130 Tape Drives and Controller, and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 in your environment.

    This book explains how to plan for and how to install the tape products and library in various enterprise platforms. It considers day-to-day operations and integration with other products and applications. It also provides information about data migration and operational considerations.

    This document was written for storage systems technical professionals who implement IBM tape drives and libraries. The present version of the book has been updated with the attachment of the IBM TS1130 Tape Drive and usability enhancements of the IBM 3494 Tape Library.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM tape solutions

    Chapter 2. Tape drives and controllers

    Chapter 3. IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library

    Chapter 4. Software implementation in z/OS

    Chapter 5. Tape Encryption

    Chapter 6. Running z/OS production systems

    Chapter 7. Software implementation: Other System z platforms

    Chapter 8. Software implementation: Open Systems environments

    Chapter 9. Operating the IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library

    Appendix A. Tape drives in silo compatible frames

    Appendix B. Monitoring and reporting

    Appendix C. Library Manager volume categories

    Appendix D. Basic tape library environment

    Appendix E. JES3 examples and information

    Appendix F. REXX utility to recover TCDB


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