Erase Tape option at beginning jobs and eject at the end
I am sure this has been asked.. I've looked at answers and haven't found a solution I like at all yet.. but here goes.
With BE 2010, I had one job that backed up my servers to disk.. then a job that overwrote my tape, and duplicated the job to that tape, then ejected the tape when done..
(stating the obvious here). Now I have serveral jobs created to back up servers to disk, then duplicate those jobs to tape. But I still need the tape overwritten at the start of the duplicate.. have all the jobs for all servers duplicated to that tape.. then eject it at the end of all the jobs. Is this not possible now without using external (powershell) commands and schedulers to erase the tape before the jobs all run and yet another to eject the tape when (hopefully) the last job has completed?
The servers vary from file servers/PDC's/BDC's/Domino Server/Terminal Servers.. so a group will not suffice here.
I'd appreciate any advice or help on this. When set up properly, I can have any of my I.T. staff simply remove the tape in the morning.. and replace it with a new day's tape.. no interaction needed. Now (apparently?) I have to erase the tape every day before the backups start. Not efficient in my mind.