You should reserve a tape drive in a tape library that is under the control of Netbackup. For instance you want to mount a tape in order to browse the contents for a ufsrestore. You can do it without interfering with Netbackup control. Here is how:
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpreq -m -f
tpreq -m M00101 -f /tmp/M00101
The above command does not tell you which tape drive tape M00101 was mounted on. Use the vmoprcmd command to find out.
vmoprcmd -devmon |grep
For instance your output for the above command could look like the following:
IBM.ULTRIUM-TD3.003 Yes Yes M00101 M00101 No hcart3
When you’re done using the drive and you want to make it available to Netbackup once more you can execute the following:
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpunmount -f /tmp/M00101
To mount the above tape run the following command:
Process to do ufsrestore from tape
Restoring from tape…
Each Time Need to do all steps below:
mt -f /dev/rmt/5cbn rew
mt -f /dev/rmt/5cbn fsf 1
mt -f /dev/rmt/5cbn fsr 2
ufsrestore if /dev/rmt/5cbn
(at this point you can “ls”, “add”, “delete” and “extract”)
After each extract you will need to start over.
After entering extract you will be prompted twice.
1st time enter “1”.
2nd time enter “n”
When extract finishes quit ufsrestore and repeat steps.