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Labelinig without mount

Labelinig without mount

(OP)
There is any way to label used or new tapes without mount ?

RE: Labelinig without mount

Hello,

it depends on what you mean by 'mount'.

If 'mount' is taking cartridge to put into a drive, the answer is no.
If 'mount' is taking cartridge to put into a drive, then reading the label and informing Networker about this operation (updating drive status), the answer is yes.

By default, Networker physically 'mounts' the tape in the drive before labelling, but don't update the drive status as 'mounted'.

Labelling is (re)writing a label on tape and writing a double EOT (End-Of-Tape) immediately after, thus preventing drive accessing after this 'line'.

Denis

RE: Labelinig without mount

As mentioned, the default is "labeling without mount" for a jukebox, and "labeling with mount" for a standalon tape drive.
Of course you can change that by setting/unsetting the appropriate checkboxes or using the correct command parameters.


RE: Labelinig without mount

(OP)
Instructor.

I have Jukebox. What setting/unsetting or commands should I run to label without mount? I see that every time I label/relabel an used or new tape legato mount the tape into the drive, make a mark and eject the tape.

Thanks

RE: Labelinig without mount

I see that every time I label/relabel an used or new tape legato mount the tape into the drive, make a mark and eject the tape.
This is an expected and normal behaviour.
Have you problems when using tapes after relabelling ?

RE: Labelinig without mount

@jmarin

sorry but you obviously mixup the terms 'loading' and 'mounting':
- You can load all (known & unknown) tapes however
- You can only mount a loaded tape which exists in the media index

So loading is required before you can label (and mount) a tape. Of course without loading it, you will not be able to write it at all - not even the label.
Clear as mud?


RE: Labelinig without mount

If you want tape to stay into the drive after labelling it (to be written immediately), use the -m option when labelling, as it is used to keep the tape mounted.
But dismounting-unloading tape from drive is a normal behaviour after labelization.

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