(Mass-)Adding Virtual Media
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Creating Virtual Disk-Media
This guide explains how to add several virtual media.
Creating a Media Pool
First, a new media pool has to be created. Important fields:
* Name of the Media pool * Description (optional) * Drive Group: allocated drive group (for disk media always "diskdrives") * Locked: how long tapes with expired EOLs are going to be locked * Capacity: Maximum size of the media pool in MB (in this example 300) * Directory: Directory in which the virtual media are going to be stored
Starting an Archive Adjustment
Normally an archive adjustment is used to synchronize loader contents with the SEP sesam database. It can be used to create several virtual media.
For this an archive adjustment has to be started in:
Components -> Loader -> Virtual Loader
Important values are:
* Media pool in which the media are going to be added * First slot * Last slot
The number of slots is determined by the size of the media pool. The media pool's size in the example is 300 MB.
In this case it makes sense to add 3 media with 100 MB each.
The size is defined by selecting:
Custom sizes can be defined in Configuration -> Media pool
Then the archive adjustment has to be started.
Checking the Media
Once the archive adjustment is finished successfully the status messages look like this:
Drive 1: 11:22:27 Archive adjusting completed successfully 11:22:27 also view SESAM'S daily protocol
and finally the following media are available:
If the archive adjustment was not successful, check the daily log for related errors.