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Commands for managing tape drives, media changers, and tape drive operations

There are commands for viewing information about tape drives and media changers in a cluster, bringing a tape drive online and taking it offline, modifying the tape drive cartridge position, setting and clearing tape drive alias name, and resetting a tape drive. You can also view and reset tape drive statistics.

You have to access the nodeshell to use some of the commands listed in the following table. You can access the nodeshell by using the system node run command.
If you want to... Use this command...
Bring a tape drive online storage tape online
Clear an alias name for tape drive or media changer storage tape alias clear
Enable or disable a tape trace operation for a tape drive storage tape trace
Modify the tape drive cartridge position storage tape position
Reset a tape drive storage tape reset
Note: This command is available only at the advanced privilege level.
Set an alias name for tape drive or media changer storage tape alias set
Take a tape drive offline storage tape offline
View information about all tape drives and media changers storage tape show
View information about tape drives attached to the cluster
  • storage tape show-tape-drive
  • system node hardware tape drive show
View information about media changers attached to the cluster storage tape show-media-changer
View error information about tape drives attached to the cluster storage tape show-errors
View all Data ONTAP qualified and supported tape drives attached to each node in the cluster storage tape show-supported-status
View aliases of all tape drives and media changers attached to each node in the cluster storage tape alias show
Reset the statistics reading of a tape drive to zero storage stats tape zero tape_name

You must use this command at the nodeshell.

View tape drives supported by Data ONTAP storage show tape supported [-v]

You must use this command at the nodeshell. You can use the -v option to view more details about each tape drive.

View tape device statistics to understand tape performance and check usage pattern storage stats tape tape_name

You must use this command at the nodeshell.

For more information about these commands, see the man pages.