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How to replace old tapes to new ones, without losing media label

Created: 14 Oct 2010 • Updated: 14 Oct 2010 | 4 comments
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Hello,

I have the following problem. We are using symantec backup exec, and we want to replace seven old tapes to seven new ones. These are part of a mediaset, which makes a back up everyday for each tape. Tapes are labeled as "Monday" "Tuesday" etc. I am not experienced in back ups. How do i change these tapes to the new ones without loosing the configurations for the media sets and labels?

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sazz.'s picture

You can label the new ones to  Monday,tuesday and so forth the way you want them to be labeled and can use them instead of your old 7 tapes.

Labeling will not imapct anything on media sets and you will not loos any configuration, Also if you label the old tapes then all the data will be lost so make sure you label the new ones.

im123's picture

Ok so i inserted the new tape, labeled it Wednesday, it moved to scratch media initially, now i moved it to the "Backup Daily Set", however when i run the backup it says insert overwriteable media.

Also there are two Wednesdays in this set now. What should i do ?

Can you tell me the steps please?

Ken Putnam's picture

now i moved it to the "Backup Daily Set", however when i run the backup it says insert overwriteable media.

When you moved it to the production media set it took on all properties of that media set including OPP and APP.  Just leave it in the Scratch set and let Backup Exec move it to the production set when it opens the volume

Also there are two Wednesdays in this set now. What should i do ?

if you do not need the data on the old tapes, drag them to "retired media" and them delete them

if you may need them in the future, create a new media set called "archived tapes" (or something similar) with a permanent OPP and drag them to that set.

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