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BE2010R3SP2 - Segment out tape slots?

Created: 26 Mar 2013 • Updated: 26 Mar 2013 | 2 comments
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I have a tape drive that has 12 slots.  Is it possible to have that segmented out say in groups of 4, so one job will only use tapes in the first 4 slots, another job will use tapes in the 2nd group of 4 slots, and a third job using tapes in the 3rd group of 4 slots without using tapes from other slots?

I have backup jobs that have different retention periods, so I'm trying to separate the tapes that are being used for it.

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Larry Fine's picture

Yes, software partitioning can do what you want, but it has some limitations.

I would suggest using 3 media sets to control the 3 different retention periods you desire.  Simply create 3 media sets and set the overwrite and append period to the times you desire.  That way if you ever need more than 4 tapes online from the same set, you can do it.

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