Tape libraries

This section describes in detail how to use robotic tape devices as vaults for storing backup archives.

A tape library (robotic library) is a high-capacity storage device that contains the following:

  • one or more tape drives
  • multiple (up to several thousand) slots to hold tape cartridges
  • one or more loaders (robotic mechanisms) intended for relocating the tape cartridges between the slots and the tape drives
  • barcode readers (optional).

In this section




RSM Media Pools

Getting started with a tape library

Managing a tape library

Tape support

Tape rotation

What if

Tape libraries