by nunciate » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:35 pm people like this post
I don't re-catalogue my tapes anymore. It became harder and harder as I added more backups. I have a lot of jobs now and a lot of full tapes at the end of the weekend.
What I do now is the day before my monthly backups to tape begin I edit every tape job and manually change the media pool to the Monthly pools. Then when the weekend is over I move them back to weekly pools for the next 3 weeks. It is a super pain in the backside but it is really the easiest way to do it.
I attempted to use the following powershell command for each of the jobs but this breaks the jobs. I generated a command for each of my 70 tape jobs to move them to Monthly pools and then another set to move them back to Weekly. I have my jobs chained together. I have 1 jobs for each media pool scheduled to start at 10:00pm nightly. Then every other job in each media pool is chained to the first ones. When I ran this command it removed all of my scheduling options and defaulted and I had to go in and re-chain everything manually.
Hopefully the v9 updates will help with all of this.
Set-VBRBackupToTapeJob -Job "NAME OF TAPE JOB" -FullBackupMediaPool "NAME OF MEDIA POOL"
by FTBZ » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:35 am people like this post
I've a similar question. We have configured a GFS to tapes and I want to know when a monthly backup was done and on which tape names. When getting the email notification, we don't know if it's a monthly or weekly job. Our monthly tapes need to be stored in a vault.
There is a way to differentiate this on email notification?
by v.Eremin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:52 am 1 person likes this post
Information regarding tapes is not exposed via RESTful APIs. If you're talking about PowerShell instead, kindly, create a separate topic in PS subforum and explain your request there - we'll see what can be done in this regard. Thanks.