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Assigning tape aliases

You can assign tape aliases to provide a correspondence between the logical names of backup devices and a name permanently assigned to a port, a tape drive, or a medium changer.

Step

  1. To assign an alias to a tape drive or medium changer, enter the following command:
    storage alias [alias {PPN | SN}]

    alias is the logical name of the tape drive or medium changer to which you want to add the alias.

    PPN is the physical path name to which you want to assign the tape drive or medium changer.

    SN is the unique identifier of a tape drive or medium changer.

Examples

storage alias st0 MY_SWITCH:5.3L3

The tape device st0 is assigned to the physical path name MY_SWITCH:5.3L3.

storage alias mc80 SN[HU106150D4]

The medium changer alias mc80 is mapped to its serial number SN[HU106150D4] on LUN 0.