LMSI

 

The LMSI Rapid changer series jukebox requires specific procedures to operate due to its unique design. This specifically applies to procedures for Un-mounting, Mounting, and Formatting media in the device.

 

Un-mounting

 

      To un-mount media into the LMSI Rapid changer, right-click on the server node and select the Unmount option. Select a volume to un-mount with the appropriate option of saving or deleting the cache reference.

      The Rapid changer will remove any media that is in the drive, move it to its slot and come to a Home state on the front panel. The door of the device can now be opened.

      Remove the desired media to be un-mounted. Close the door of the LMSI.

      Right-click on the server node and select the Mount option.

      Leave the wildcard "*" for the volume name and InveStore will automatically mount all existing volumes in the LMSI device.

      From this screen select Mount and then Close.

 

Mounting

 

      To mount media into the LMSI Rapid changer. You will first need to execute an unmount procedure so that the door of the LMSI device can be opened by the operator.

      Right-click on the server node and select the Unmount option. Select a volume to un-mount with the appropriate option of saving or deleting the cache reference.

      The LMSI will remove any media that is in the drive, move it to its slot and come to a Home state on the front panel. The door of the device can now be opened.

      Remove any media if needed or desired and then place the new media to be mounted into an unoccupied slot in the LMSI.

      Close the door of the LMSI.

      Next Right-click on the server node and select the Mount option.

      Leave the wildcard "*" for the volume name and InveStore will automatically mount all existing volumes in the LMSI device.

      From this screen select Mount and then Close.

 

Formatting

 

      To format media you will need to use the above detailed Unmount/Mount sequence, so that you may first pre-mount the unformatted media into the LMSI device. Executing the un-mount, the LMSI will remove any media from the drive and place it back into its slot and the front panel will read Home. The door of the device can now be opened.

      Open the door, and place unformatted media into any unoccupied slot in the device (if the LMSI is full, you will need to remove existing media to make room for the new media to be formatted).

      Close the door.

      Next Right-click on the server node and select the Format Volume Set option. This will open the InveStore format wizard.

      Format Step 1: Media type is WORM for this device.

      Input a unique Volume Set name for the format operation.

      Select Next.

      Format Step 2: The Write Order determines the order to which volume members are written. If CONTIGUOUS mapping is selected, the flip side of a volume is used before progressing to the next volume. If STAGGERED mapping is used, the A-sides of all the volumes in a volume set are used, then the B-side.

      Volume Set Type- EXTENSIBILITY affects whether and how new volumes may be added to the volume set you are creating. Fixed extensibility means the number of volumes in the set is permanently fixed at format time. Manual extensibility means that only the user can add volumes to the volume set.  Automatic extensibility means that the system can automatically add erased or re-useable surfaces to the volume set as needed. If the volume set is automatically extensible, it is also manually extensible.

 

Important Note: The Volume Set Type is permanently set at the time of creating the volume set, and cannot be changed at a later time. See information on Volume Set Considerations in this Help file.

 

      Select the Media Group to Format- You MUST select and hi-light the media group to format from the listed groups. The groups listed are not interchangeable.

      Number of Surfaces- At the time of format you must determine the number of surfaces that you want allocate for use in the creation of the new volume set. This is based on the Volume Set Type (Fixed, Manual and Automatic extensible), and involves determining the Minimum and Maximum number of surfaces used.

      Maximum is the total number of surfaces that the new volume set may grow up to. When the Volume Set Type is set to either Manual or Automatic, the Maximum number of surfaces must exceed the minimum number of surfaces being formatted and be sufficient for the storage space needed for your data set.

      Select Format to begin the process.

      Once the format has completed, you will see the newly created volume set displayed under the Volume Set node.

 

Note: For details on other format options, please see Formatting in this Help file.