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Enable-VBRTapeDrive

Short Description

Enables a selected tape library drive.

Applies to

Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus

Syntax

Enable-VBRTapeDrive -Drive <VBRTapeDrive[]> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet enables a selected tape library recording drive that was previously disabled.

You can disable a tape drive by running Disable-VBRTapeDrive.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

Accept
Wildcard
Characters

Drive

Specifies the array of drives. The cmdlet will enable these drives.

Accepts VBRTapeDrive type.

True

Named

True (by Value
FromPipeline,
ValueFromPipeline
ByPropertyName)

False

WhatIf

Specifies whether the cmdlet writes a message that describes the effects of running the cmdlet without actually performing any action.

False

Named

False

False

Confirm

Specifies whether the cmdlet displays a prompt that asks if the user is sure that they want to continue.

False

Named

False

False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information about common parameters, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216.

Return Type

None

Example 1

This command enables one drive of the selected library.

Run Get-VBRTapeLibrary to get the library. Pipe it to Get-VBRTapeDrive and select the last drive in the list. Pipe this all to the Enable-VBRTapeDrive.

PS C:\PS> Get-VBRTapeLibrary -Name "HP MSL G3 Series 3.00" | Get-VBRTapeDrive | Select -Last 1 | Enable-VBRTapeDrive

Example 2

This command enables a drive represented by the $drive variable.

  1. Run Get-VBRTapeLibrary to get the library. Save it to the $library variable.
  2. Run Get-VBRTapeDrive with the $library variable to get the drives of this library. Select the first drive. Save it to the $drive variable.
  3. Run Enable-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> Enable-VBRTapeDrive -Drive $drive

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Get-VBRTapeDrive

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