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Custom Report Returns Incorrect Tape Creation Date

Created: 23 Jul 2013 | 3 comments

I'm trying to create a report that returns the Date/Time a tape was first used and include the total number of read/write soft/hard errors.

The report returns the correct Date/Time information for some tapes but a large number of tapes returns an incorrect date.

I verified the creation date by selecting properties on individual tapes.

My custom report is setup to return the following fields

From Media Group

Media Cartridge Label
Creation Date
Write Soft Errors
Read Soft Errors
Write Hard Errors
Read Hard Errors
Seek Errors

Any ideas why the incorrect date is being returned?

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Jaydeep S's picture

Could you elaborte a bit more on what you mean by incorrect date. Does it show, the allocation date as a creation date or just gives a vauge date instead. I would say a screenshot would help us understand.

Over-worked-IT-guy's picture

Sorry, should have included a sample of the report...

The creationDateTime shows as below on the report but when I check the properties of the tape 000011L3 the creation date is 4/01/2011 5:10:49 PM.

MediaLabel  CreationDateTime  TotalWriteSoftErrors  TotalReadSoftErrors  TotalSeekErrors
000011L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 113 80 0
000031L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 138 83 0
000032L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 158 97 0
000993L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 49 37 0
001305L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 34 43 0
001306L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 50 35 0
001307L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 40 32 0
001308L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 30 26 0
001309L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 24 17 0
001318L3  10/26/2012 11:08:28 AM 26 28 0
Jaydeep S's picture

I am not sure what could be an explaination why it shows 2 different dates. Has that tape been labeled on 4/01/2011 by any chance. Cause it incendently also has the most errors on it. Also, have you imported the tapes in this installation of BE on the date that shows up as Creation date in the report.