Oracle HSM (SAM-QFS): How To Verify That Tapes Marked for Recycling Are Draining
Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 5.0 and later
The sam-recycler(1M) command invokes the recycler. The recycler marks all the current (valid) archive images that are present on a volume with the rearchive attribute.
The recycler also marks the selected archive volume with the recycle attribute. This prevents the archiver from writing any more archive images to the volume.
The archiver moves all the marked images to another volume. This operation is called "rearchiving" or for the recycler, it's called "draining".
After the archiver moved the current archives to other volumes, the sam-recycler(1M) can be run again, at which point it will find the old volume empty (i.e. it only contains obsolete archives) and will activate the script configured in /etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/scripts/recycler.sh
For more information on the recycler process, reference the 6.1 HSM and StorageTek QFS Software Maintenance and Administration Guide.
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