Feature request: log cleaning task

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Feature request: log cleaning task

Veeam Logoby Microsaft » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:52 am

Hello,

the cleaning functionality has been added some time ago - what I miss is a entry at the history when there was a cleaning request from the library and when the cleaning has been done.
Would be great if you could add this feature...

Also some notification if the cleaning tape has reached EOL would be good.

Currently I've to look at the library log to check "has the cleaning done"

kind regards
M$
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Re: Feature request: log cleaning task

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:55 pm

Hi Microsaft,

Good feedback - thanks!
what I miss is a entry at the history when there was a cleaning request from the library and when the cleaning has been done.

Cleaning should be logged in the job session. Do you use email reporting for tape jobs?
Also some notification if the cleaning tape has reached EOL would be good.

Right now, such tape is moved to expired media pool automatically and you should get a warning in tape backup session (and job email report).
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Re: Feature request: log cleaning task

Veeam Logoby JamesBondt » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:15 am

Agree with Microsaft.
User should also be able to predict when a cleaning tape is going to be worn out so that he can act proactively.
It would be nice to have an overview with counter and timestamps when viewing the properties of a cleaning tape (label CLxxxxx) through Tape Infrastructure, Library, Media, instead of having to search through the logfiles.
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Re: Feature request: log cleaning task

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:01 pm

Thanks. Noted as a potential enhancement for upcoming tape life cycle tracking.
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[MERGED] Tape cleaning worn-out count

Veeam Logoby mbond1 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:48 pm

After how many times of cleaning a tape drive does Veeam retire a cleaning tape to the retired media pool?

The following article says the following but doesn't specify after how many times the cleaning tape is used it's then considered "worn-out".

"The cleaning tapes are located in the Unrecognized media pool. The worn-out cleaning tapes are moved to the Retired media pool automatically."

The cleaning tapes I use can be used 50 times before they need to be disposed of.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/auto_drive_cleaning.html?ver=95
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Re: Feature request: log cleaning task

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:03 pm

Your voice has been heard. Thanks.
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