I did the following actions to backup files to tape. I would know if it is the correct way as you suggested.
- Import medium: I move manually through the tape library web tool one tape from magazine to the drive.
- Inventory medium: I click right button over the tape drive and I select Inventory Drive option. The cartridge tape appears as online and it is put in free media pool. I assign this tape to a media pool called Monday for example.
I move the tape 1 (for exemple) from the magazine to the drive and I inventory medium again. Now I can see in Media, tape 1 online and the other tapes offline. I launch the job which has to write in the tape 1 and everything goes well. Then, once the previous backup job finishes, if I try to launch the job which has to write in the tape 2, I expect that tape 1 moves from drive to magazine and tape 2 moves from magazine to drive and the job starts to write. Actually what happens is that job remains waiting for a correct tape and it does nothing.
This behaviour means that every day I have to move manually each tape through the tape library web tool?
Thanks in advance.