Since there is no change for tape handling from VBR 8 to VBR 9 i post a feature request.
=> Stop / End a Backup to Tape task after a period of time (changable value) if no tape is inserted after this period of time.
=> Auto-Erase function for tapes when they are used before in other backup programs (like Backup Exec).
The Stop / End task is known from other backup programs and i think its a good feature to make ressources free if they are not used in a period of time (for examples forgot to change tape on friday or before public holiday).
The Auto-Erase function should be implemented since there are only complicated ways to do this automatically, or even manually (e.g. with scripts within windows task scheduler or VBR, or with the tools from tape drive manufacturer). When tapes are not free / cleared, VBR will not use them or throw a warning that they were used before in another program.
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