How can I control an IBM 3581 Autoloader from an AS/400
Posted on 2003-10-22
My boss just bought a nice new IBM 3581 Autoloader with an Ultrium II inside it. It's on my AS/400 (OS/400 V5R2).
Now how can I control it in Random Access Mode?
I don't care about tape rotations or anything else right now, I simply want to tell it what tape to load. I have heard you can write CL programs to send the right commands to teh drive but nobody is saying how :)
I will never get them to buy software for this like BRMS which IBM says (and I don't care about tape rotations right now anyway).
This is even more important because I have an Windows 2000 server running inside the AS/400 and I would like to issue a backup using my software there too. But if my only capability is running it in SEQ mode I'll just get a stand alone drive.
This is kind of urgent because we have to officially accept this equipment.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance,