Assign tape aliases

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For easy device identification, you can assign tape aliases to a tape drive or medium changer. Aliases provide a correspondence between the logical names of backup devices and a name permanently assigned to the tape drive or medium changer.

Steps
  1. Assign an alias to a tape drive or medium changer by using the storage tape alias set command.

    For more information about this command, see the man pages.

    You can view the serial number (SN) information about the tape drives by using the system node hardware tape drive show command and about tape libraries by using the system node hardware tape library show commands.

    The following command sets an alias name to a tape drive with serial number SN[123456]L4 attached to the node, cluster1-01:

    cluster-01::> storage tape alias set  -node cluster-01 -name st3 -mapping SN[123456]L4

    The following command sets an alias name to a media changer with serial number SN[65432] attached to the node, cluster1-01:

    cluster-01::> storage tape alias set  -node cluster-01 -name mc1 -mapping SN[65432]

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