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Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby bucoops » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:48 pm

Hi All,

working through setting up an MSL2024 (HP tape library, 24 slot) and want to run a GFS routine. However, as on occasion I will need unskilled colleagues to swap tapes over for me when I am on annual leave (I'm a team of 1) I want to give clues in the barcode labels for the purpose:


XXD000 for daily

XXW000 for weekly

XXM000 for monthlys

XXY000 for annual

I don't need Quarterly.

I can see that the software will obviously add its own electronic labels, but how can I ensure each duration of tape is assinged from the right prefix for the barcode label? Or is it simply not possible and I just need to stick to a regular barcode numbering scheme?

Thanks :)

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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:24 am

So, you want to use tapes with specific barcode label for particular GFS retention. Say, a tape with a letter W in its barcode should be used by weekly media set, etc.? Thanks.
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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby bucoops » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:35 am

Hi Yes, that's correct. Sorry I didn't explain very well.
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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:55 am

In this case you can either manually distribute tapes present in library among necessary media sets or write a script that will occasionally check names of available medias and place them in this or that GFS media set accordingly. Thanks.
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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby bucoops » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:06 am

Hi, thank you. So - I can use a different media set for each retention period but still run the same VMs? Apologies if it's something straightforward but until I know I can do what I need I can't order the library, tapes, labels etc. so can't practice.
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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:44 am

Correct, the restore points of the same VMs can be present in different GFS media sets, if that's the question. Thanks.
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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby bucoops » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:06 am

Great thank you :)
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Re: Barcode Label allocation

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:21 am

You're welcome. Should other help be needed, don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks.
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