- I started my tapes with Veeam by having a pool of blank tapes (Technically the expired tapes from my previous tape system) and my media pools are set to pull in free tapes as needed.
- I fill my library with empty tapes, mark them as free, and each day the ones that were written to (about 2 per day, more on the weekends) are sent off site.
- Then once a week I have a PowerShell script that gets all the tapes that are marked expired since I last ran the script. Those tapes get sent back here, I throw them in a drawer.
- Then once a week I fill up the empty slots with whatever tapes I happen to grab from the drawer and mark them as free.
Anyone have any suggestions on a better way to handle this? How do you manage tapes that are expired?