Mixed drives IBM library with BE2012
I've been having this issue for quite some time, but I've been ignoring it.
My BE is configured to use both LTO drives, I've created separate jobs and specified that some use the LTO5, and others the LTO4 drive.
Also created media sets with the same sort of tape, so that it could not happen that the LTO5 tape got stuck in the LTO4 drive.
The problem appeared when all LTO5 tapes got full, the tapes were moved to scratch media not belonging to any media set (although they were overwritable, since the retention period expired), so when the next job started he picked up the tape and pushed it to the LTO4 drive. Which brought me to the problem I've mentioned in the begining.
So what I wanted to know is, what is best practice for this kind of situation? Is there a specific configuration that will let me use both drives not having to worry that a tape is going to block my library.
Thanks in advance,