How to fix the problem of barcode and mediaID mismatch

Article:TECH89765  |  Created: 2003-01-11  |  Updated: 2013-10-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH89765
Article Type
Technical Solution

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Issue



How to fix the problem of barcode and mediaID mismatch

Solution



Mismatch of barcode and mediaID can occur if the operator specified the wrong slot number when adding the new tapes manually.

VERITAS NetBackup (tm) will not consider this mismatch as an error, and will continue using the mismatched tapes.

However, here are the steps to fix this:

 a. Eject the tape from the library and insert the correct barcode which matches the recorded media ID
 b. Run "vmchange -barcode <barcode> -m <media_id>" (this time the barcode should match media_id)
 c. Put the tape backup into the library and perform a robot inventory


Legacy ID



258340


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH89765


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