Adding old tapes to library
My co-worker is adding old LTO3 tapes to a tape library. The tapes have a different bar code layout then the system there being added to. The system sees this and freezes them. My co-worker then unfreezes the tape and runs a long erase, to clear the bar code off the tape. He also unchecked the box on the confirmation pop-up. After that we can then use the tape to backup.
We have Netbackup 7.1 running on a Windows 2008 R2 server, connected to a library with 2 LTO3 drives.
Basically the questions I have is these. Is there a better or faster way to do this? Can we change the bar code without doing a long erase? Is there a way to add the erase to the backup policy? Is there a way to run a command on the command line?
Note - Background info. The LTO3 tapes have a 8 digit bar code on them and Netbackup only uses 6. The old tapes are from a different and old setup on a different network, that use the different selection of 6 digits from the 8 on the tape.