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Changing Tape Retention

Veeam Logoby mschlott » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:28 pm

If I change the Retention on a tape pool from "Never overwrite data" to "Protect data for 3 Months", does this change the retention for all tapes in the pool or only tapes that are written after the change is made?

Is there any way I can see what date a tape was last written or when the data is set to expire? If not, I would like to see this in a future release.

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Re: Changing Tape Retention

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:58 pm

Hello Mike,
If I change the Retention on a tape pool from "Never overwrite data" to "Protect data for 3 Months", does this change the retention for all tapes in the pool or only tapes that are written after the change is made?

Retention should be changed for all written tapes in the media pool (offline and online).

Is there any way I can see what date a tape was last written or when the data is set to expire? If not, I would like to see this in a future release.

If do not use option "always use this media set", and default media set creation name with %date%– then you can open Media > Filter Online (or Offline) and see the name of the media set, which would have the creation date stamp (not the backup – but the media set). This is a tough workaround, however much more convenient view for retentions would be included into upcoming release.
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Re: Changing Tape Retention

Veeam Logoby mschlott » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:26 pm

Thanks for the info. I look forward to the upcoming release.
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