Apologies, ignore the last line. What I was asking was can the script rather than build up a separate folder location with hard links. Run through the loop writing the file location into a variable that could be passed to the backup job to run.
This is essentially what the script referenced in the second post does. The only prerequisite is that the "hardlink" directory should exist, and file to tape job should be pointed to it(either in the GUI or in the initial script that creates job). Currently, there is no other way, apart from "staggering area" (that virtually uses the same concept as hardlink approach does).
Is this possible?
Kindly, see the answers provided above.