Eject & insert new media
Hey folks, This should be straight-forward, but would seem to be lost on me. I am quite new, and yes, I have been looking through both A) the manuals, and B) the forums. Ok, that being said, I have the following:
Netbackup 6.5.4 (No, the support license was never renewed, so I cannot go to version 7.0 not to mention the cost to renew (expired june this year) is more than purchasing a complete BE solution, Ugh)
Now the challenge for me, there was no off-siting of media. So I created a volume pool (several, actually), added tapes to those pools from the existing NetBackup pool, created schedules for backups to occur so I could off-site the tapes (I set retention to infinity).
Once a set was created that I wished to off-site, I then went to the manual, went to the section Injecting and ejecting volumes, and got stumped. Ejecting was not an issue. The robot moved the requested tapes to the CAP (MAP, which ever it was called), I opened the CAP, removed the tapes, INSERTED new black tapes (with brand new barcodes on the tapes), and that's where I was stopped.
The Volume pool still has the pulled tapes referenced in there. Ok, so I try to delete the tape references, No go. "Cannot delete assigned volume INC263(92)" (INC263 happens to be the name of the tape).
Ok, maybe I should Expire the tape references with the GUI. Select "Expiration date" of yesterday (it defaults to 24 hours before). Seems to work just fine. Nex,t maybe I should move the tape references to a different media pool, like "None" or "Netbackup". Failed: "Change pool of INC263 failed (91)".
So, I am currently stuck. My intention is of course, eject the tapes (completed), move the brand new tapes into the previous slots. The only other thing I see so far is to DeAssign the volume, but that pretty much says "Danger, Wil Robinson!".
I did reference this link: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/fairly-new-trying-learn-quickly-about-loading-cap, but that primarily talks about ejecting (which I have done), and references the manuals (which I have been combing through).