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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 9, 2022

SAEE - Ability to change behavior of tape drive selection mechanism for transparent recalls to use also redundant copy and distribute workload to all copies

Customer can use all available HW resources - all tape drives in all tape libraries for transparent recalls and increase throughput of recalls.

It could be fine If I can set copies which will be available for transparent recalls.

Customer faces problem that tape library holds primary copy is busy and it is not able to reclaim tapes due to drives being used by transparent recalls and tape library holds redundant copy has free tape drive resources so that it can help to service transparent recalls and it can save time for tape reclamation.

Idea priority High