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Leveraging Virtual Tape in Linux

In this third and final blog entry on using tape devices with Linux in an IBM i environment, I'll show you how the image catalog and virtual device capabilities of IBM i can be leveraged to make virtual tape resources available to a hosted Linux partition.

In previous blog entries in this series, I've shown you how tape devices can be moved between IBM i and Linux and how physical tape devices can be used with PowerLinux. In this final part, I'll concentrate on how the virtual tape library feature in IBM i can be leveraged to make virtual tape available to Linux. For several releases, the IBM i OS has had support for virtual tape devices and virtual tape libraries. It's possible to leverage those virtual devices from a Linux ...


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Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley is a managing consultant at IBM who has worked with the Rochester, Minn., development lab since 1996. Erwin currently works with customers implementing open-source solutions on the IBM...
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