[Veritas-bu] Bad tapes how do you track?
pcd at xinupro.com
Thu Oct 5 09:19:54 CDT 2006
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You certainly can't change volume pools, but "volume group" is open for
WEAVER, Simon wrote:
> The only thing I was not sure about, was moving "live" media with a
> retention period into another Volume Pool; thought you got a message about
> cannot deassign media from Volume Pool or something like this :-)
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> From: Peter DrakeUnderkoffler [mailto:pcd at xinupro.com]
> Sent: 05 October 2006 15:13
> To: Hindle, Greg
> Cc: NB List Mail
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Bad tapes how do you track?
> Why not use a different volume group for those media? Then you can always
> perform a search (at least within volume manager) for media in the
> "bad_media_on_shelf" volume group, or something like that.
> Peter DrakeUnderkoffler
> Xinupro, LLC
> Hindle, Greg wrote:
>>>Nb 5.0 mp4 Solaris 9
>>>Ok We from time to time get read / write errors on tapes. When this
>>>happens we clean the drive and write protect the tape and put it on
>>>our bad tape rack never to be used again except if a restore is needed
>>>(we try to restore form it anyway). I want to somehow keep track of
>>>this tape in netbackup and identify it as a bad tape. Does anyone have
>>>a way of doing this? I though of editing the vault slot field and put
>>>like all 0000 or something like that but this only works till someone
>>>takes the tape and puts it in our L700 and forgets to take it out.
>>>Enterprise vault will re assign it a new slot and then we would loose
>>>track of the tape. I just cannot think of a way to track these tapes
>>>better other than a manual system. Any thoughts?
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