TapeSaver® - ATL

Automated tape library and robotic storage management.

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At a glance

Manage the contents of any available automated tape library (ATL).

Intelligent utilization of LMS library to dynamically interrogate the ATL

Automation of TapeSaver jobs with VTS and ATL

Flexible, selective stacking

ATL compliance


TapeSaver capabilities designed to improve your tape storage management.

Tape dataset consolidation

Reduce the number of volumes in your tape library and then combine multiple datasets onto one tape, reel, or cartridge, saving you more than the cost of TapeSaver in most data centers.

Reduce number of offsite tapes

Reduce the number of required offsite storage slots to make further monetary savings and group related files in their tape libraries to help improve organization.

Improved efficiency from ATLs

Focus where it counts and manage the contents of any available automated tape library (ATL), increasing the capacity of the ATL from two to ten-fold.

Interactive definition of rules

Specify which datasets are candidates for stacking or moving, how related files are grouped on tapes, along with other operational parameters.

Standardized rules

Define rules that apply to every execution to enforce company-wide standards. You can have two separate sets of standards; one for tape datasets and another for DASD datasets.

Unattended implementation of rules

Set up rules that meet your objectives and integrate with any scheduling package to run jobs without any user intervention, for instance during off-peak hours.

Analysis of the effectiveness of rules

Review the potential effectiveness of a set of rules through using the Analysis function and decide which set most efficiently achieves your processing goals.

Generate pull lists

Generate two pull lists which, together, make stacking easy to implement. You retrieve the correct tapes quickly and sequence them in accordance with when they must be mounted.

Flexible, selective stacking

Gain adaptable control over the data in your tape library through flexibility in the kind of rules you create. You choose the tape medium, hardware type, and other datasets with which a dataset is stacked.

Cycle Control Dataset handling

Use the advanced TSCYCLE facility to defer tape scratching of multi-file volumes containing Cycle Control Datasets until all of the files on the volume have expired.

Dual copy

Create an additional copy of critical datasets after they are stacked or moved, and use them to act as a back-up copy.

Stacking from DASD

Use the optional DiskSaver component to select candidate disk datasets, stack them on tape, and delete the original disk copy.

Learn more about TapeSaver DiskSaver.

Scratch protection

Prevent premature expiration of secondary files by resetting the tape’s expiration date to the expiration date of the oldest file on the tape, ensuring the tape is not scratched until all datasets are expired.

Supported Robotics

TapeSaver supports tape robots and their accompanying software from these vendors.

StorageTek HSC

Memorex (SUTMYN) LMS


System requirements

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