Start-DPMLibraryInventory

Starts an inventory of tapes in a DPM library.

Syntax

Start-DPMLibraryInventory [-DPMLibrary] <Library> [-DetailedInventory]
 [-JobStateChangedEventHandler <JobStateChangedEventHandler>] [-Tape <Media[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf]
 [<CommonParameters>]
Start-DPMLibraryInventory [-DPMLibrary] <Library> [-FastInventory]
 [-JobStateChangedEventHandler <JobStateChangedEventHandler>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-DPMLibraryInventory cmdlet starts an inventory of the tapes in a System Center 2016 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) library. DPM detects any tape, with or without a bar code, in a library. You can choose either a detailed inventory or a fast inventory.

For a detailed inventory, DPM reads the header area of the tapes in a library to identify the on-media identifier (OMID) on each tape.

For a fast inventory of a library that has a bar code reader, DPM reads the bar code of each tape in the library. If a library does not have a bar code reader or a tape does not have a bar code, DPM reads the header area of the tapes to identify the OMID.

Examples

Example 1: Perform a fast inventory

PS C:\>$DpmLibrary = Get-DPMLibrary -DPMServerName "DPMServer07"
PS C:\> Start-DPMLibraryInventory -DPMLibrary $DpmLibrary -FastInventory

The first command uses the Get-DPMLibrary cmdlet to get the library associated with the server, and then stores that object in the $DpmLibrary variable.

The second command starts an inventory on the library object stored in $DpmLibrary. The command specifies the FastInventory parameter, so the command starts a fast inventory.

Example 2: Perform a detailed inventory

PS C:\>$DpmLibrary = Get-DPMLibrary -DPMServerName "DPMServer07"
PS C:\> Start-DPMLibraryInventory -DPMLibrary $DpmLibrary -DetailedInventory

The first command uses the Get-DPMLibrary cmdlet to get the library associated with the server, and then stores that object in the $DpmLibrary variable.

The second command starts an inventory on the library object stored in $DpmLibrary. The command uses the DetailedInventory parameter, so the command starts a detailed inventory.

Parameters

-DetailedInventory

Indicates that DPM performs a detailed inventory on the specified library.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:True
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DPMLibrary

Specifies a DPM library object for which this cmdlet start an inventory. To obtain a DPM library object, use the Get-DPMLibrary cmdlet.

Type:Library
Required:True
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-FastInventory

Indicates that DPM performs a fast inventory on the specified library.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-JobStateChangedEventHandler

Specifies an event handler for Job.StateChanged events. Use this parameter to build a graphical user interface based on cmdlets. Do not use this parameter in the DPM Management Shell.

Type:JobStateChangedEventHandler
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Tape

Specifies an array of tape on which this cmdlet operates. To obtain a Tape object, use the Get-DPMTape cmdlet.

Type:Media[]
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Job