Can HP DP or a StorageTek SL500 read the internal label of a tape (versus a barcode label)
Is there a way to have DataProtector or a StorageTek SL500 read the internal label of a tape (versus a barcode label that we would have affixed?) We need to determine what type of LTO tapes still in use and we can't rely on the bar code labels because there are some that were mislabled when we ran out in the past (ie we may have used LTO4 labels on LTO3 tapes (or vice versa) before we were aware that the labels were supposed to relate to the version of LTO tapes we were affixing them to.) This is why I was wondering if anyone knew if it might be possible to somehow script something that can determine which LTO version a tape is since we can not always depend on using the label affixed to them to accurately define them properly rather than having to go through the time and trouble to manually go through all the tapes and physically check each of them, we were hoping somebody might know of another method that could possibly tell us via a script (since each tape has an internal chip, there probably is a method to determine the LTO version without having to manually check each one.
Thanks in advance!