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Tape overwrite period

Post by michal » Sep 27, 2013 1:02 pm

Hi,

just one quick question. Where can I find something like "overwrite protected until" field (this is how backup exec shows it) on each tape?

Has Veeam something like that or how can I find out, which tape is ready to rewrite?

Thanks for answering.

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Re: Tape overwrite period

Post by v.Eremin » Sep 27, 2013 1:06 pm

You can find these settings by going to Media Pool -> Settings -> Retention. Thanks.

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Re: Tape overwrite period

Post by michal » Sep 27, 2013 1:39 pm

Yeah, sure I got this, but this is not the issue. Let me explain my situation a bit more:

I have one media pool called "5 weeks" with retention set to 5 weeks. :-)

Several tape jobs are targeted to this pool. One week backups takes about 8 tapes to store it.

After first week I put 8 tapes in offsite vault and put 8 scratch tapes in library. (this goes on and on)

After fifth week I have vault full of 40 tapes and I don't know, which tapes put into library, because I have no field that is saying, this tape is after its retention period and can be overwritten.

Or am I wrong?

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Re: Tape overwrite period

Post by v.Eremin » Sep 27, 2013 1:48 pm

Hmm, you can go to the Backup Infrastructure -> Tape -> Library -> Media -> Offline and sort tape medias in accordance with the media sets they belong to. The tapes belonging to the oldest media set (the one that was created 5 weeks ago) can be taken to the library and, then, overwritten.

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Re: Tape overwrite period

Post by v.Eremin » Sep 30, 2013 11:10 am

Also, I’m wondering how media sets are created. Are they created during each week or day? And what name do they have? I’m asking, since the oldest mediaset and tapes belonging to it can be, probably, listed via PS script. Thanks.

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