About media ejection timeout impact

The media ejection timeout period is the amount of time the eject process waits for the removal of the ejected media from the media access port (MAP) before an error condition occurs. The timeout period varies depending on the capability of each robot.

Table: Media ejection timeout period for Vault shows the ejection timeout periods for robots.

Table: Media ejection timeout period for Vault

Robot

Timeout period

Note

Automated Cartridge System (ACS)

One week

Applies to NetBackup Enterprise Server only

Tape Library 8mm (TL8)

One week

Tape Library DLT (TLD)

One week

Tape Library Half-inch (TLH)

None

Applies to NetBackup Enterprise Server only

Tape Library Multimedia (TLM)

One week

Applies to NetBackup Enterprise Server only

Robots that do not have MAPs

None

For robots that do not have timeout periods or do not have MAPs, select deferred eject and then eject the media manually. When you eject the media, ensure that the media are removed from the library in a timely manner so that other operations can occur.

Status messages displayed by the NetBackup Administration Console or on the command line provide information about the status of inject, eject, or inventory operations.

Note:

If media are not removed and the timeout period expires, the Vault reports do not accurately show the status of the media. To recover, you should use the Vault Operator Menu (vltopmenu) or vlteject to eject the media that was not removed from the library and generate the reports.