Library Insert Alert, but there are tapes there ready to go!!!!
I just thought I would post here before logging a support call for this old chestnut, in-case someone knows of a recent solution
I have seen this in BE2010 R3 as well as BE2012
I have a daily media set that has a OPP of 28 days.
Bakups are daily, with the tapes being sent off site.
they come back in 28 days, ready to be overwritten. The appear as blue and overwriteable.
Life is happy
At some random time in the future, even with no changes to media set, Backup will consider the overwritable tapes to not be overwritable.
This then requires me to change the media set on the tapes to scratch media, for the tapes to be used again
BTW - I have this happening at two client sites one environment setup by me the other not (inherited).
In BE2012 if a tape OPP is not expired and the job runs, the job, comes up with a Library Insert Alert.
Of course this is fine and logical.
Say I have a job that starts at 6pm and for some reason the tape OPP expires at 7pm.
The job starts and waits for a tape as there are none available
At 7pm the tape becomes available as the OPP has expired
The job will still not use the tape
Accepting the Library Insert Alert, the job will still not recognise the tape as overwritable.
I have to assign the tape to the Scratch Media Set and accept teh alert again for teh tape then to be used.