NetBackup catalog verify gets "no images found" message.
Due to budget constraints, I am not able to get any new tapes for backup to our Quantum PX720 tape library, so I am looking at expiring and re-using older tapes. I am using the NetBackup admin console in the catalog section to verify the contents of tape media in the current list. Some media is showing the images that have been backed up to tape, but others show the following:
"INF - Status = found no images or media matching the selection criteria."
Initially, it looked like I was only getting this message for tapes that were not currently in the tape library, but now I am seeing output for valid images even on tapes that have been vaulted for offsite storage. Does this message mean that NetBackup has no image for the tape? Or just that the current configuration has no record of that data? If I imported that tape media, could I expect to see the images on the tape?
I am trying to determine which tapes can be reused for backups, but without any idea of what is actually on the tapes, this makes the decision process more difficult.