Enables a selected tape library drive.
Platform: VMware, Hyper-V
Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus
Enable-VBRTapeDrive -Drive <VBRTapeDrive> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
This cmdlet enables a selected tape library recording drive that was previously disabled.
You can disable a tape drive by running Disable-VBRTapeDrive.
Specifies the array of drives. The cmdlet will enable 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 on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.
This command enables one drive of the selected library.
Get-VBRTapeLibrary -Name "HP MSL G3 Series 3.00" | Get-VBRTapeDrive | Select -Last 1 | Enable-VBRTapeDrive
This command enables 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 Enable-VBRTapeDrive with the $drive variable.
$library = Get-VBRTapeLibrary -Name "HP MSL G3 Series 3.00"
$drive = Get-VBRTapeDrive -Library $library | Select -First 1
Enable-VBRTapeDrive -Drive $drive