Trying to wrap my head around catalogs and their association to tape. I need to be able to restore as far back as a year and be able to tell what tape I need to pull for said restore. My current setup is 1 caso and 2 mms, 2012, caso catalog options are to purge after 1 year, media sets are set to 2 weeks. Will I also have to set media set to 1 year?
With the current settings I see random things, setting up a restore on some servers I can go back to around 6 weeks where BE is able show which tape I need to retreive but that seems to be the limit- around 6 weeks before BE no longer shows media/tape details. So I'm not sure what determines this.
My media rotation is 4 week rotation where the 4th week is kept for a year. SO week 1, 2, 3 and wk4A through L.