Tape to tape duplication - Tape to tape duplication - Provides
a way of copying 'bit for bit' any tape to any other tape within the boundaries
of the output medium. All block sizes and filemarks will remain identical.
It also incorporates the stacking functions for copying single or multiple
datasets on to higher capacity media, i.e. multiple 3480s to one 3590.
Tape libraries - Sequential and non-sequential libraries/autoloaders
Automatic Running - This feature allows the parameters of a conversion
job to be stored in an internal database and can be recalled at any time.
This will include the tape format, disk output directory and any complex
data conversion carried out on the file. It will make operation within
a production environment very easy and repetitive conversion tasks can
be kept identical. Many current IMdrive customers use this feature extensively
and have 300-400 entries in their Automatic Running database. The feature
will also make it possible for unskilled operators to run jobs that have
been previously set up.
Remote commands - A simple script language that allows a specific
routine or job to be run from an icon on the desktop. Alternatively, these
scripts can be generated from third-party programs and thus allow control
of IMdrive remotely and discreetly. Automatic Running enhances some of
Record Reformatter - Comprehensive data conversion utility, necessary
in some circumstances to convert IBM packed EBCDIC and ASCII numbers, numeric
fields, and generally re-structure complex record structures.
CD writing - Tapes are read onto the hard disk, and the software
will then automatically create a CD. When the tape is larger than the CD
capacity, the files are split to fit the CD. If a file is too large for
a CD the user is offered the of zipping the file, or splitting it. The
option allows for simple tape to CD in one keystroke. It will work with
the Automatic Running to ensure the relevant data conversion is applied.
CD printer - On automated CD jukeboxes that support an internal
printing function, unique job references and styles may be printed on to
the surface of the CD. This is particularly useful in a production environment
where there is a need to uniquely distinguish datasets on the output.
Tape initialisation -This will add magnetic tape labels to tapes.
The label could be entered by hand, or a sequential number, or read from
a barcode reader. Operation with tape libraries is supported. A database
of valid label numbers can be set up to ensure that only relevant IDs are
Media testing - This will test the media and report the number
of errors detected. The testing can be read only, or write only. Thresholds
can be set to abort the tests of a poor tape. Tape may be tested for the
whole tape, a specified number of blocks, or a period of time. The block
size may be entered. On labelled tapes, the initial volume label will be
Supported SCSI Drives
- Pentium 133+ & 16MB+ RAM
- Windows 95, 98 or NT
- ASPI Host Adapter
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