media rotation issue
I see several times strange issues with media rotation.
We use the following option in the Global Settings:
Overwrite recyclable media that is contained in the destination media set before overwriting scratch media.
If you choose to overwrite recyclable media before scratch media, the same media is re-used more frequently than if you overwrite scratch media before recyclable media.
Two tapes were in the target media pool and they were overwritable.
The backup job chose a tape from scratch pool. I see the following description in the job log:
The backup options or selections for this job have changed since the last time it ran. Drive and media mount requested: 05.12.2012 21:30:04
No appendable media could be mounted. Switching to overwrite operation on scratch media.
Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available
I see the following behaviour several times! BackupExec 2012 revision 1798 x64.
It seems it's a bug.
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