I have an ongoing tape backup of a Forward Incremental with weekly active full (i.e. not forever forward) and I needed a spare tape for another tape job I'm testing.
I had the expiry time on my first tape job (which is still really only testing) of 7 days and noticed that, out of 5 tapes in the media set I had one "Expired" tape in the media set so re-used it on another test tape job.
This morning I notice that the first tape job is suddenly wanting to re-write to tape a .vbk from 4 weeks ago plus a few of its subsequent .vib files.
I've gone through the non-expired tapes can verify that I can't see that .vbk on tape, but I'm not really bothered about it as it's old anyway. I thought only Forever Forward *had* to keep the same RPs on tape as the source job keeps on disk?
[New Sig: PLEASE get GFS tape support for incrementals!!!]