4 4 3 Beefalo:Media Actions by State

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Media actions

Media actions provides an overview of all media actions, such as introduction in the SEP sesam environment, initialization, readability check, purge, etc., within the specified time frame. By default, all media actions of the last backup day are displayed. By using Filter, you can filter operations by date range and/or media action and status. Filter settings remain in effect even if you switch to another tab and are dismissed when the Media actions tab is closed.

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As of 4.4.3 Beefalo V2, you can check the details of your media actions online by using new Web UI. For details, see SEP sesam Web UI.

The following media actions might be displayed:

  • Introduce (intro): A new medium is registered in the SEP sesam environment.
  • Initialize (init): A process that validates if a medium is available for backup. If a medium meets the requirements (e.g., its EOL has expired and it is not write-protected – locked), it can then be initialized, deleting all data contained on it and preparing it for use again.
  • Inventory: A process that scans media in the device and updates SEP sesam information about the media in the tape library.
  • Check (read check): A process that verifies the readability of the backup on tape media.
  • Purge: A data store related process. When the upper value for the used disk space on the data store – HWM is reached, a data store purge process is started for all EOL-free savesets. The oldest free savesets are deleted first.
  • Fsck: Is a file system consistency check on Unix, Linux, MacOS and FreeBSD.
  • Check space: A process that checks available space on the medium.

There are also other media actions which might be displayed, e.g., Ballance, Remove, Write protect, Sync, etc.

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With v. 4.4.3. Beefalo, SEP sesam provides additional View Mode button that enables you to switch between the table and tree view.

  • Tree view: SEP sesam default view shows the status of individual media action grouped together in a hierarchical view.
  • Table view: A simple flat view that shows the status of individual media action one after another.
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You can use a force refresh by clicking Shift and Refresh button to clear the GUI cache memory. In some cases clicking only the Refresh button won't show the updated view.

Properties of the media actions

You can view the details of each listed media action by double-clicking the desired action (or by selecting a table row and clicking the button Properties). Depending on the media action, the following tabs might be displayed.

Info tab

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Depending on the media action, the following information might be displayed:

  • Action: The type of the media action, e.g., purge.
  • State: Current status of the performed action, e.g., OK, Error, Active ...
  • Label: (If relevant) A SEP sesam identifier of the medium.
  • Data store: The name of the data store.
  • Start/Stop time: Recorded start and stop time of the media action.
  • Message: Additional information about the operation's status.
  • ID: SEP sesam unique ID of the action.
  • Planned for: The scheduled start date and time of the media action.
  • Run: The total number of runs for the media action in question.
  • Prio: Priority of the media action.
  • Pool: Media pool that contains the medium.
  • Drive: The drive that added the medium.
  • Device: On physical drives, this is the device ID of the operating system. On virtual drives, this is the SEP sesam logical drive number.
  • Throughput: (If relevant) The average throughput of the operation.
  • Session ID: (If relevant) SEP sesam session ID.
  • Size: (If relevant) Number of the read 64 kByte blocks.
Main Log tab

The main log contains log entries for the respective media action. The messages shown in the log depend on media action.

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For example, the readability check protocol of a medium contains the following information:

  • When the readability check was executed.
  • On which device the medium was checked.
  • The SEP sesam label of the medium.
  • The last time the medium was initialized.
  • The read throughput every minute.
  • Information of the stored savesets on the medium.
  • Display all segment marks of the tape.
  • State of the readability check at the end of the protocol.
Si3 State, HPE Catalyst Store State and HPE Cloud Bank Store State tabs

Provide an overview of Si3 deduplication, HPE Catalyst store or HPE Cloud Bank store status. You can check the status of the processes, encryption status, saved storage space, etc.

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See also

Monitoring and ReportingSEP sesam Web UIMediaCreating a Media EventMedia - Data CarriersSi3 Deduplication

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