Inventory Tape in Windows RRS feed

  • Question

  • 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. Thanks in Advance

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:59 AM