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How to know what tape is written/used

Created: 08 Jan 2014 • Updated: 08 Jun 2014 | 7 comments
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We have a daily, weekly,monthly and yearly back up. I know the volume pools but how can i know what tape is written is there is lots of tapes indie the pool?

 

All_Server.GIF

File_Data.GIF

 

On these snapshots how can I know? 

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Marianne's picture

Your screenshots are not clear enough to see anything.

In Reports section, you can use Media Written report and specify a start and end date.

Else, when you have a request to restore files for a client, use Backup Archive and Restore window, browse for client folders/files, then use the 'Media Preview' icon to see which tapes are needed for the restore.

You can also use cmd:

bpimagelist -d mm/dd/yyyy -e mm/dd/yyyy -media -U

or for specific client:

bpimagelist -client clientname -d mm/dd/yyyy -e mm/dd/yyyy -media -U

e.g. to find all tapes used for Dec month-end backups:

bpimagelist  -d 12/31/2013 -e 01/01/2014 -media -U

(command is in ...\veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd)

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Marianne's picture

Can you read the screenshots?

I certainly cannot.

Please go through my previous post for ways to find media id's.

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Jan Rustico's picture

After executing the command:

Server Host = ksc-mediasrv.alkhodari.local

 

 id     rl  images   allocated        last updated      density  kbytes restores          vimages   expiration       last read         <------- STATUS ------->            On Hold

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

0001L5   3      3   11/19/2013 12:58  11/20/2013 10:45  hcart2  1890369415     0                3   12/21/2013 10:45        N/A         FULL           0

0005L5   3      3   11/20/2013 10:45  11/21/2013 10:12  hcart2  1928626017     0                3   12/22/2013 10:12        N/A         FULL           0

0006L5   3      3   11/21/2013 10:12  11/22/2013 07:47  hcart2  1939882014     0                3   12/23/2013 07:47        N/A         FULL           0

0008L5   5    225   08/27/2013 15:35  11/23/2013 05:06  hcart2  4831721218     0              176   02/24/2014 03:00        N/A         FULL           0

0009L5   5    384   08/27/2013 15:40  11/10/2013 03:10  hcart2  4077381999     0              226   02/11/2014 03:00        N/A                   0

0010L5   5      4   09/17/2013 23:50  12/04/2013 03:14  hcart2   143012013     0                3   03/05/2014 15:45        N/A                 0

0011L5   3      2   11/18/2013 09:36  11/18/2013 09:36  hcart2  1929724416     0                2   12/19/2013 09:36        N/A         FULL           0

0012L5   5      2   10/04/2013 06:30  11/01/2013 06:30  hcart2  1932572392     0                2   02/02/2014 06:30        N/A                   0

0015L5   5    101   04/06/2013 23:33  11/03/2013 00:46  hcart2  1106404130     0               38   02/03/2014 23:07        N/A                   0

0020L5   8     12   12/14/2013 03:14  12/15/2013 02:13  hcart2   233792066     0               12   12/14/2014 23:08        N/A                   0

0032L5   5    161   11/24/2013 01:30  12/08/2013 03:12  hcart2  2216843193     0              161   03/11/2014 03:00        N/A                   0

0033L5   5     15   12/07/2013 01:32  12/07/2013 23:34  hcart2    35606208     0               15   03/10/2014 23:08        N/A                   0

0034L5   5      1   12/06/2013 06:30  12/06/2013 06:30  hcart2   234556315     0                1   03/09/2014 06:30        N/A                   0

0035L5   3      3   12/02/2013 11:26  12/02/2013 17:28  hcart2   703542510     0                3   01/02/2014 17:28        N/A                   0

0037L5   3      2   11/19/2013 12:58  11/19/2013 12:58  hcart2  1935940352     0                2   12/20/2013 12:58        N/A         FULL           0

0038L5   5    266   10/16/2013 11:35  12/16/2013 03:10  hcart2  1449884099     0              266   03/19/2014 03:00        N/A                   0

0039L5   3      4   11/18/2013 09:36  11/23/2013 04:37  hcart2  1945239080     0                2   12/24/2013 04:37        N/A         FULL           0

0040L5   5     15   11/17/2013 17:43  11/24/2013 03:10  hcart2   366751028     0               15   02/25/2014 03:00        N/A                  0

 

Jan Rustico's picture

PLease tell me what to eject for weekly, monthly and yearly.

Marianne's picture

That looks like media list (tape list) report. (bpmedialist command)

You need to run Media Written (or Tape Written) report.
Command:
bpimagelist -A -media -d <start_date> -e <end_date>

If you are not comfortable with NBU Commands, use Reports section in the GUI.

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BVshet's picture

Hi Jan,

You can see the time assigned coloumn in Admin console to find out which media have active images on them, if thats what you are looking for.

 

Its in media tab of console if its not visible add it by editing the layout.