List Tape Drive Information

Lists information about all the tape drives installed on a computer. This script requires both Windows PowerShell and the corresponding version of the .NET Framework. For more in

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  • Most of the Parameters empty.
    1 Posts | Last post December 01, 2016
    • Refer my question in stackoverflow
      Link :
      I am new to Tape. I searched to find is there any proper way to inventory the tapes that is attached to my Windows Machine. My goal is to get the basic information of tape (library,drive and media) that is attached to the windows machine .I tried the below powershell script.
      the problem is that i am using a Virtual Tape Library by cristalink's firestreamer.
      Most of the output parameters are empty. The below is the sample output
      Availability: 3
      Capabilities: 2 7
      Capability Descriptions:
      Caption: Firestreamer Tape Drive
      Compression Method:
      Configuration Manager Error Code: 0
      Configuration Manager User Configuration: False
      Creation Class Name: Win32_TapeDrive
      Default Block Size:
      Description: Firestreamer Tape Drive
      Device ID:
      EOT Warning Zone Size:
      Error Cleared:
      Error Description:
      Error Methodology:
      Features High:
      Features Low:
      Installation Date:
      Last Error Code:
      Manufacturer: Cristalink Limited
      Maximum Block Size:
      Maximum Media Size:
      Maximum Partition Count:
      Media Type: Tape Drive
      Minimum Block Size:
      Name: Firestreamer Tape Drive
      Needs Cleaning:
      Number Of Media Supported:
      PNP Device ID:
      Power Management Capabilities:
      Power Management Supported:
      Report Set Marks:
      Status: OK
      Status Information: 3
      System Creation Class Name: Win32_ComputerSystem
      System Name: 2012CN2
      I read articles to inventory the tape using DPM(Data Protection Manager). But i am not sure how to execute it properly. Guide me to solve my issue.
  • Most of the data is coming up blank when I run the script against a windows 2003 Server
    1 Posts | Last post June 16, 2014
    • The script returns correct information for items like the availability, ID, and class name, but returns nothing for items like needs cleaning, compression, features high, and block size.