Deconfiguring Tape Storage

Deconfiguring a tape library deletes the library as a storage target and also disables the software communication between the MediaAgent and the device.


The de-configure operation will fail in the following situations:

  • If there are jobs currently running in the library. If necessary, wait for the jobs to complete or kill the jobs in the library.

  • If media is mounted in the drives. If media is mounted, Unload the Media, before de-configuring the library.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Storage >Tape.

    The Tape page appears.

  2. For the tape_storage for which you want to deconfigure the library, click the Actions button action_button and click Deconfigure.

    The Confirm delete prompt appears.

  3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.