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IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition and Library Edition: Installation and Configuration Guide

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Abstract

The IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works along with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the IBM Spectrum™ Archive Single Drive Edition (SDE) and the IBM Spectrum Archive™ Library Edition (LE) products.

LTFS is a file system that was originally implemented on dual-partition linear tape (IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives (LTO-5) and IBM TS1140 tape drives). Now IBM Spectrum Archive SDE and LE support IBM LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6, or 5 tape drives, and IBM TS1155, IBM TS1150, and IBM TS1140 tape drives. IBM Spectrum Archive LE supports the IBM TS4500 tape library, IBM TS3500 tape library, IBM TS3310 tape library, IBM TS3200 tape library express, IBM TS3100 tape library express, and IBM TS2900 tape autoloader express.

IBM Spectrum Archive makes tape look and work like any removable media, such as a USB drive. Files and directories appear on the desktop as a directory listing. It is now simple to drag files to and from tape. Any application that is written to use disk files works with the same files on tape. IBM Spectrum Archive SDE supports stand-alone drives only. IBM Spectrum Archive LE supports tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive LE presents each cartridge in the library as a subdirectory in the LTFS file system. With IBM Spectrum Archive LE, you can list the contents and search all of the volumes in the library without mounting the volumes by using an in-memory index.

This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM Linear Tape System products and their implementation. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Summary of changes
    1. March 2018, Second Edition
  5. Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Archive overview
    1. 1.1 Introduction to IBM Spectrum Archive and LTFS
    2. 1.2 IBM Spectrum Archive products
      1. 1.2.1 IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition
      2. 1.2.2 IBM Spectrum Archive Library Edition
      3. 1.2.3 IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition
    3. 1.3 IBM Spectrum Scale
      1. 1.3.1 Overview
      2. 1.3.2 Storage pools
      3. 1.3.3 Policies and policy rules
      4. 1.3.4 Migration or premigration
      5. 1.3.5 Active File Management
    4. 1.4 OpenStack SwiftHLM
    5. 1.5 IBM Spectrum Archive EE Dashboard
    6. 1.6 IBM Spectrum Archive EE REST API
    7. 1.7 Types of archiving
  6. Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition
    1. 2.1 Introduction to IBM Spectrum Archive SDE
      1. 2.1.1 Downloading IBM Spectrum Archive SDE
      2. 2.1.2 Tape format compatibility
      3. 2.1.3 Recent enhancements
    2. 2.2 Installation on Linux
      1. 2.2.1 Hardware and software requirements
      2. 2.2.2 Prerequisites
      3. 2.2.3 Installing the HBA and HBA device driver
      4. 2.2.4 Installation procedure
      5. 2.2.5 Uninstallation procedure
    3. 2.3 Installation on Mac OS X
      1. 2.3.1 Hardware and software requirements
      2. 2.3.2 Prerequisites
      3. 2.3.3 Installing the HBA and HBA device driver
      4. 2.3.4 Installation procedure
      5. 2.3.5 Uninstallation procedure
    4. 2.4 Installation on Windows
      1. 2.4.1 Hardware and software requirements
      2. 2.4.2 Prerequisites
      3. 2.4.3 Installing the HBA and HBA device driver
      4. 2.4.4 Installation procedure
      5. 2.4.5 Uninstallation procedure
    5. 2.5 Managing IBM Spectrum Archive SDE
      1. 2.5.1 Managing IBM Spectrum Archive SDE for Linux
      2. 2.5.2 Managing IBM Spectrum Archive SDE for Mac OS X
      3. 2.5.3 Managing IBM Spectrum Archive SDE for Windows
    6. 2.6 Troubleshooting
      1. 2.6.1 Formatting errors
      2. 2.6.2 Errors starting IBM Spectrum Archive SDE
      3. 2.6.3 IBM Tape Device Driver errors
      4. 2.6.4 Tape drive errors
      5. 2.6.5 Tape volume errors
      6. 2.6.6 Unmount errors
    7. 2.7 Command reference
      1. 2.7.1 Mounting a tape with the ltfs command
      2. 2.7.2 Formatting a tape with the mkltfs command
      3. 2.7.3 Checking or recovering a tape with the ltfsck command
    8. 2.8 Tools
      1. 2.8.1 Using the IBM LTFS Format Verifier
      2. 2.8.2 IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool
      3. 2.8.3 IBM LTFS Copy Tool
  7. Chapter 3. IBM Spectrum Archive Library Edition
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Installation
      1. 3.2.1 Downloading IBM Spectrum Archive LE
      2. 3.2.2 Hardware and software requirements
      3. 3.2.3 Unsupported Windows features, drivers, and commands
      4. 3.2.4 Installation on Windows
      5. 3.2.5 Installation on Linux
    3. 3.3 Managing IBM Spectrum Archive LE
      1. 3.3.1 IBM Spectrum Archive LE Command Overview
      2. 3.3.2 Typical user scenario on a Windows system
      3. 3.3.3 Typical user scenario on a Linux system
      4. 3.3.4 Adding and removing tape drives
      5. 3.3.5 Turning on and off a tape drive while mounting IBM Spectrum Archive LE
      6. 3.3.6 Adding and removing cartridges
      7. 3.3.7 Managing a library by using the leadm command
    4. 3.4 Command reference
      1. 3.4.1 Available command options for the leadm command
      2. 3.4.2 Mounting a medium by using the ltfs command
      3. 3.4.3 Formatting a medium by using the leadm command
      4. 3.4.4 Checking or recovering a medium by using the leadm command
    5. 3.5 Hints and tips
      1. 3.5.1 Sharing a mounted tape library among multiple users
      2. 3.5.2 Performance considerations
      3. 3.5.3 Accessing volumes from Windows by using CIFS
      4. 3.5.4 Data placement policy
      5. 3.5.5 Extended attributes
      6. 3.5.6 Samba Network File Sharing
  8. Appendix A. Reserved extended attribute definitions
  9. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  10. Back cover