Disables a selected tape library drive.
Platform: VMware, Hyper-V
Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus
Disable-VBRTapeDrive -Drive <VBRTapeDrive> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
This cmdlet disables a selected tape library recording drive. When you disable a drive, Veeam Backup & Replication stops using it for read or write operations. You can disable a drive, for example, for maintenance.
Run Enable-VBRTapeDrive to enable the drive.
Specifies the array of drives. The cmdlet will disable these drives.
Accepts VBRTapeDrive type.
Specifies whether the cmdlet writes a message that describes the effects of running the cmdlet without actually performing any action.
Specifies whether the cmdlet displays a prompt that asks if the user is sure that they want to continue.
This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information about common parameters, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216.
This command disables one drive of the selected library.
PS C:\PS> Get-VBRTapeLibrary -Name "HP MSL G3 Series 3.00" | Get-VBRTapeDrive | Select -Last 1 | Disable-VBRTapeDrive
This command disables a drive represented by the $drive variable.
- Run Get-VBRTapeLibrary to get the library. Save it to the $library variable.
- Run Get-VBRTapeDrive with the $library variable to get the drives of this library. Select the first drive. Save it to the $drive variable.
- Run Disable-VBRTapeDrive with the $drive variable.
PS C:\PS> $library = Get-VBRTapeLibrary -Name "HP MSL G3 Series 3.00"
PS C:\PS> $drive = Get-VBRTapeDrive -Library $library | Select -First 1
PS C:\PS> Disable-VBRTapeDrive -Drive $drive