Hello Dima P.
How did I clean my 4 tape drives today? Manually, through the HP software, when I was sure my tape backup job was not running and will not be interrupted.
I contacted HPE Support who tell me that it's impossible to script *any* drive operations for a MSL2024 tape library though their software.
While searching however, I noted that there is Powershell cmdlets for Microsoft DPM software which appear to be tape drive manufacturer agnostic.https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh881776(v=sc.30).aspx
I expect Veeam will be able to provide similar functionality soon?
Perhaps once this is done, it would be possible to provide a scheduling option from within Veeam B&R itself to negate the need to script it at all for the backup operator?
Lets face it, most of us customers didn't invest in Veeam for the privilege of sitting over a powershell scripting window, did we?