How can the RD1000 be ejected upon backup job completion?

Hi,

Just installed the RD1000 and adjusted backup jobs to point to the new "Removable Backup-to-Disk" device. The job has the eject condition checked but the cartridge is not ejected.

I have tried many "ejecters" but no one work. I tried to use RSM but honestly, did not understand the syntax on the EJECT sub-command.

Any ideas will be highly appreciated.
phermiAsked:
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Naga Bhanu Kiran KotaCommented:
Hi,

First of all the eject option in any backup software works with tapedrives/tape libraries only.

RSM is not involved in the USB connections. You can have your USB disks connected even if you have RSM disabled.

As with all removable devices like rev-drive and this dell RD you have to manually eject them from the windows explorer or try to use the command line tools provided the device vendor

bhanu

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phermiAuthor Commented:
bjanu: thanks. There are no DELL supplied tools for this.

Can the Eject function that appears when righ-clicking the drive, which workks, be used programatically? I could add a post execution command if I knew how to cause the eject.

Thanks again
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Naga Bhanu Kiran KotaCommented:
Hi,

What i would try to do is install process explorer from pstools and try to figure out the command being executed. I that might be a system call made from the explorer. And i am not really aware of the system call api call.

bhanu
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phermiAuthor Commented:
thanks again ... I have no experience using that tool and even if the "call" is catched, what will I have to do with it?

it seems that this simple thing is getting complex.

thanks anayway
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Naga Bhanu Kiran KotaCommented:
Hi,

So its good to eject the tape once you confirm that the backup is complete.

If there is anything further feel free to ask

bhanu
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phermiAuthor Commented:
bhanu,

Excuse me, but what are you talking about? First, we are not talking about TAPE. Second, I want the cartridge OUT regardless.

thanks
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Naga Bhanu Kiran KotaCommented:
Hi,

i apologise by tape i mean the cartridge. So the only way you can eject the cartridge is by manual intervention.

bhanu
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phermiAuthor Commented:
and again, I am sure it has to be a way to by code produce the right-click Eject that explorer.exe does so well.

thanks for your help
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