Maybe it is a basic question, and possibly answered before, but does
anyone know how to read tapelabels stored on the DLT-tape itself when
no barcode label has been put on the tape.
I know from trial by error that in a label operation
( for example: # nsrjb -L -S <slot number> -b "<pool name>" )
when you use a used tape with a new label, it somehow verifies the
label with the label stored on the tape itself ( it returns that label
and asks for an overwrite confirmation )
I don't need to read any other info from the tape, although out of
curiosity any extra information i can get ( from just the tape ) from
the commandline could be interesting:
- Is there a connection with the networker database when the above
command is carried out ?
- Is there any additional info to get from just the media itself
I ask this because some barcode labels in our backup pools are
missing, and i need to verify that these tapes can be recycled or need
to be relabeled with their former barcode label numbers.
The hardware concerned : Sun E420, Storedge L20 jukebox and
All if indeed any info is appreciated.