Do I need to partition my autoloader?
I am using BE 9.1. I have a Sony TSL-11000 4MM DDS4 autoloader with a single drive in it. The cartridge will accept the following setups.
8 tapes filling all 8 slots
7 tapes filling 1-7
1 tape in slot 8
7 tapes in 1-7 and a cleaning tape in slot 8
1 cleaning tape in slot 8
I have two backup sets:
Full Backup Set:
- Full Tape 1
- Full Tape 2
- Full Tape 3
- Full Tape 4
Differential Backup Set:
When I do my full backup and load up the magazine with 7 tapes (Full Backup Set and MTW from Differential) the full backup goes fine. If I forget to unload the autoloader on Monday morning my daily differentials will also start using Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. However, if I empty the autoloader as I should and just use the single slot 8 (!! not marked as Cleaning Slot !!) the differential will stay in Queued status without any indication of why.
I have tried deleting and recreating the job. I have made sure the media was enabled and I have even delete the autoloader and drives and restarted the server and recreated the jobs again. Nothing is paused but still my differential jobs sit in Queued state.
As a stab in the dark I partitioned the slots in autoloader so that the first 7 slots were on one partition and slot 8 was on the other. At that time I still had a differential job in Queue and just one tape in slot 8. All of a sudded the job came out of queue and appears to have run successfully. Is this just a co-incedence or do I need to partition the autoloader?