The Question is:
I have a DS20E, OpenVMS7.2-1, with a TLB891 (MKE?) connected. I expect the
library-unit to be able to locate any given tape (I assume it requires each
tape to be labeled). I'm able to mount a single tape (mount/foreign) but there
must be a way to access a
ny tape by DCL (Mount.....) but can't find any info on:
- required TLB891 configuration
- requirements on tape initialisation
- OpenVMS commands (preferably examples) how to access a tape in this unit for
initialization, read and write access, how to get the next (of previous) tape.
The Answer is :
DCL does not have access to a tape storage library (other than
typically having sequential access), access to specific tapes
generally requires additional software and/or separate tools.
One example of such a package is the Media Robot Utility package: