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Sun QFS and Sun Storage Archive Manager 5.3 Reference Manual     Sun QFS and Sun Storage Archive Manager 5.3 Information Library
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1.  User Commands (Man Pages Section 1)

2.  Maintenance Commands (Man Pages Section 1M)

3.  Library Functions (Man Pages Section 3)

4.  Library Functions (Man Pages Section 3X)

5.  File Formats (Man Pages Section 4)

6.  Standards, Environment, and Macros (Man Pages Section 5)

7.  Device and Network Interfaces (Man Pages Section 7)















     grauaci - The ADIC/Grau Automated Tape Library  through  the


     grauaci is the Sun QFS and SAM-QFS software interface to the
     ADIC/Grau Network-attached library.  This interface utilizes
     the DAS/ACI 3.10E interface  supplied  by  ADIC.   For  more
     information  on  DAS/ACI,  see the DAS/ACI 3.10E Interfacing
     Guide and the DAS Administration  Guide.  Both  manuals  are
     supplied by ADIC.

     Sun assumes that your site has the DAS server configured and
     operating with the ADIC/Grau library.  In the DAS configura-
     tion file for this client, the avc (avoid volume contention)
     and the dismount parameters should both be set to true.

     The Equipment Identifier field in the mcf file is  the  full
     path  name  to a parameters file used by grauaci.  This file
     consists of a list of keyword = value  pairs  or  a  keyword
     followed  by a drivename = value pair.  For more information
     on the mcf file, see the mcf(4) man page.

     All keywords and values, including the following,  are  case
     sensitive and must be entered as shown:

     Keyword   Value

     client    This is the name of this client as defined in  the
               DAS configuration file.  This is a required param-

     server    This is the hostname of the server running the DAS
               server code.  This is a required parameter.

     acidrive  There  is  one  acidrive  line  for  every   drive
               assigned  to  this client.  Following the acidrive
               keyword is a drivename = path, string that  is  as

               drivename The drive name as configured in the  DAS
                         configuration file.

               path      The path name to the device.  This  name
                         must  match  the Equipment Identifier of
                         an entry in the mcf file.

     If the library contains different media  types,  then  there
     must  be  a  separate  media  changer  for each of the media
     types.  Each media changer must have a unique client name in
     the DAS configuration, a unique library catalog and a unique
     parameters file.

     The following example shows sample parameters files and  mcf
     entries  for  a ADIC/Grau library supporting DLT tape and HP
     optical drives.  The catalog files are placed in the default
     directory, which is /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/catalog.

          # This is file: /etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/gr50
          client = grau50
          server = DAS-server
          # the name "drive1" is from the DAS configuration file
          acidrive drive1 = /dev/rmt/0cbn         # a comment
          # the name "drive2" is from the DAS configuration file
          acidrive drive2 = /dev/rmt/1cbn         # a comment

          # This is file: /etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/gr60
          client = grau60
          server = DAS-server
          # the name "DH03" is from the DAS configuration file
          acidrive DH03 = /dev/samst/c1t1u0

          The mcf file entries.

          # Sample mcf file entries for an ADIC/Grau library - DLT
          /etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/gr50  50      gr      gr50   -  gr50cat
          /dev/rmt/0cbn           51      lt      gr50   -  /dev/samst/c2t5u0
          /dev/rmt/1cbn           52      lt      gr50   -  /dev/samst/c2t6u0

          # Sample mcf file entries for an ADIC/Grau library - HP optical
          /etc/opt/SUNWsamfs/gr60  60      gr      gr60   -  gr60cat
          /dev/samst/c1t1u0       61      od      gr60   -

     The  physical  adding  and  removing  of  cartridges  in  an
     ADIC/Grau network-attached library is accomplished using the
     DAS  utilities.   The  import(1M)  and  export(1M)  commands
     affect  only  the library catalog.  Therefore, importing and
     exporting cartridges  with  the  ADIC/Grau  network-attached
     library consists of the following two-step process:

     1) Physically import or export the cartridge using  the  DAS

     2) Virtually update the automated library catalog using  the
        Sun QFS or SAM-QFS import and export utilities.

     The import(1M) command has an optional -v parameter for sup-
     plying  the VSN to be added.  The grauaci interface verifies
     that DAS knows about the VSN  before  updating  the  catalog
     with  the  new  entry.   The  export(1M) command removes the
     entry from the catalog.  For more information  on  importing
     and exporting, see the import and export(1M) man pages.

     There are several methods for  building  a  catalog  for  an
     ADIC/Grau  network-attached  library.   You  should  use the
     method that best suits your system configuration,  and  this
     is  typically  determined by the size of the catalog that is

     Method 1:  Create  a  catalog  with  existing  VSN  entries.
     (Please  note  this method only works for tapes. It does not
     work for barcoded optical media.)  You can build  a  catalog
     that   contains   entries   for  many  tapes  by  using  the
     build_cat(1M) command.  As input to build_cat(1M), you  need
     to  create  a  file that contains the slot number, VSN, bar-
     code, and media type.  For example, file input_vsns follows:

          0 TAPE01  TAPE01    lt
          1 TAPE02  TAPE02    lt
          2 TAPE03  TAPE03    lt

     The  input_vsns  file  can  be  used   as   input   to   the
     build_cat(1M) command, as follows:

         build_cat input_vsns /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/grau50cat

     Method 2:  Create a null catalog  and  import  VSN  entries.
     You  can create an empty catalog and populate it.  To create
     a  catalog  that  will  accommodate  1000  slots,  use   the
     build_cat command, as follows:

           build_cat -s 1000 /dev/null /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/catalog/grau50cat

     Use the import(1M) command to add VSNs to this  catalog,  as

           import -v TAPE01 50

     For ADIC/Grau optical media, it is very important to  import
     the  A side of barcoded optical media.  The Sun QFS and SAM-
     QFS software queries the ADIC/Grau database to find the bar-
     code for the B side and fills in the catalog entry for the B
     side appropriately.  The A side  of  optical  media  in  the
     ADIC/Grau  automated  library  is the left side of a slot as
     you face the slots.

     Method 3:  Use the default catalog and import  VSN  entries.
     If  a  catalog path name is not specified in the mcf file, a
     default        catalog         is         created         in
     /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/catalog/family_set_name  when the Sun QFS
     or SAM-QFS software is initialized.   Following  initializa-
     tion,  you must import VSN entries to this catalog.  Use the
     import(1M) command, as follows:

           import -v TAPE01 50

     In the preceding import(1M) command,  50  is  the  Equipment
     Identifier  of the automated library as specified in the mcf

     mcf                      The configuration file for the  Sun
                              QFS and SAM-QFS software.
                              The ACI library supplied by ADIC.

     build_cat(1M), dump_cat(1M),  export(1M),  import(1M),  sam-