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IBM Magstar 3592 Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for IBM Magstar 3592


IBM Magstar 3592

Segmentation support is available. For more information, see "Scale Capacity" in the the "Defining and Updating 3592 Device Classes" section of Administrator's Guide and the "DEFINE DEVCLASS" section in Administrator's Reference for more information. These publications can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.


IBM Magstar 3592 has a native capacity of 300GB per cartridge and approximately 900GB per cartridge with 3:1 compression.

Device Class Information:

In order to utilize this new hardware through TSM, the devtype and format values need to be known. Thus, when defining a devclass that uses 3592 drives, use:

  • devtype=3592
  • format=<DRIVE,3592,3592C>

    The 3592 format is uncompressed. If this format uses the tape drive hardware compression feature, depending on the effectiveness of compression, the actual capacity may be greater than 300GB.


    DEFine DEVclass devclass_name LIBRary=library_name DEVType=3592 FORMAT=3592

    DEFine DEVclass devclass_name LIBRary=library_name DEVType=3592 FORMAT=3592C


    IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

    Device Driver:

    The IBM device driver is required for IBM 3592. The drivers are available for download at

    For OS/400 PASE, IBM 3592 is accessed via the OS/400 operating system and tape APIs provided by OS/400 for tape devices being accessed by applications running in PASE.

    Other Resources:
  • See "Supported Devices for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows" or "Supported Devices for Linux" for minimum supported version levels and platforms for IBM 3592.
  • Also see ISV Matrix for IBM 3592 for supported platforms.
  • More information regarding device configuration is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide, which can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.
  • Document information

    More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

    Software version: All Supported Versions

    Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

    Reference #: 1137611

    Modified date: 07 July 2009