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Move offline tapes into vault - not working for GFS pools?

Veeam Logoby Moebius » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:02 am

In my GFS media pool (with only weekly sets enabled) I checked the "move all offline tapes into the following media vault" option.

The corresponding tape backup job does not export the tapes automatically; I export the tapes manually from the console, as my weekly set is made of 15 tapes, my library only has 3 I/O ports, the job ends some time in the night between Sunday and Monday, the operator can physically access the tape library on Wednesdays only, and I don't want the export job staying in the waiting state for days.

I thought that just after exporting the tapes they would automatically move to the vault I specified, but this does not happen.
Is that option only intended to work when the tapes are automatically exported by the tape backup job (and if so, why)?
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Re: Move offline tapes into vault - not working for GFS pool

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:30 am

Hi,

Is that option only intended to work when the tapes are automatically exported by the tape backup job
Correct.

(and if so, why)?
Otherwise if every time you exported a tape manually from a pool that had "move to vault" option preconfigured it would move it to a vault automatically, which might be not always desired by user. You can use post-job scripts in order to move offline tapes to a vault after job completion.

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Re: Move offline tapes into vault - not working for GFS pool

Veeam Logoby Moebius » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:07 pm

Thank you.
PTide wrote:You can use post-job scripts in order to move offline tapes to a vault after job completion.

This is not applicable as a post-job script in this case, as the export takes place some days after the job has ended. But I got the message anyway.
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Re: Move offline tapes into vault - not working for GFS pool

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:13 pm

In this case, you can write and schedule (Task Scheduler) a simple script. The script will find all offline tapes and move them to a needed vault in accordance.

Something like this:

Code: Select all
Get-VBRTapeMedium | where {$_.location.type -eq "None"} | Move-VBRTapeMedium -Vault (Get-VBRTapeVault -Name "Name of your Vault")


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