How to convert NetBackup catalog tape to NetBackup backup tape on Windows

Article:TECH33983  |  Created: 2004-01-19  |  Updated: 2013-10-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH33983
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How to convert NetBackup catalog tape to NetBackup backup tape on Windows

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In order to convert a catalog tape into a backup tape, perform the following steps:

1. Determine the volume pool number. The volume pool number is the number in parentheses after "volume pool."
/Program Files/volmgr/bin/vmquery -m [media_id]

2. De-assign the volume
/Program Files/volmgr/bin/vmquery -deassignbyid [media_id] [pool#] 1

3. Write a VERITAS NetBackup (tm) backup label on tape media. If the tape is in a robotic library, use this syntax:
/Program Files/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bplabel -m [media_id] -d [density] -p [volume_pool_name]

If the tape is in a standalone tape drive, use this syntax:
/Program Files/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bplabel -m [media_id] -d [density] -p [volume_pool_name] -n [drive_name]

The catalog media would now be available for NetBackup backups.

NOTE: For procedure to convert a catalog tape into a backup tape on UNIX servers, please see the Related Documents section of this TechNote.  




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