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Overwrite a Tape - Setting questions

Post by SeRo » Apr 11, 2017 3:47 pm


I'm in the following situation.

Backup to disk (forever forward incremental) with 14 retention points. Now I want to configure a full-chain backup to tape + a full-file-to-tape backup, everyday. So I configured two jobs. First the file-to-tape job and afterwards with a (After "F2T-Job")-Schedule the simple backup-to-tape job. There is no barcode reader and no overwrite protection in the media pool.

When I export a tape at monday evening with both jobs backed up and reimport it two days later, will it overwrite the whole tape or do I have to erase the tape everytime I import a tape which I used earlier?

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Re: Overwrite a Tape - Setting questions

Post by Shestakov » Apr 11, 2017 5:27 pm

You don`t need to erase tapes as they can be overwritten.

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