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Reuse CA Arcserve media

Created: 16 Feb 2013 • Updated: 18 Feb 2013 | 4 comments
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Hi All

 

Thank you so much for your help , we have successfully configured the tape library in Netbackup.librar

 

I need lil bit more help on this..

this tape library and media in side it were earlier used with CA Arcserve.

I have to use the same media in netbackup.

Please share how can I use these media in netbackup.

Can I directly import them and use them in Netbackup ?

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Marianne's picture

Just reuse (overwrite) or import (and restore)?

Reuse/overwrite can be done. If you know which format Arcserve wrtes (e.g. ANSI, TAR, etc) you can select Allow Media Overwrite in Host Properties -> Media Server(s) -> Media.

If you don't know which format are on these tapes, you will have to manually re-label each tape and de-select the 'Verify Label' option.

If you want to import Archserve media in order to restore data on tape - sorry, cannot be done.

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ChAmp35's picture

Thanks , please let me know wehere is 'Verify Label' option present and by relabeling each tape, it means I have to create new barcodes and create same kind of media ID in netbackup by creating new media ?

Marianne's picture

No need to replace external labels - just overwrite internal header/label with NBU label.

Put tapes in robot, Inventory robot. If tapes are going to Scratch pool, move to another pool. 
Do the following for each of these tapes:
Select tape in Media section of GUI. Right-click, select Label. You will see 'verify label' option that is selected by default. De-select this option, click OK. You will see a job in Activity Monitor that will mount the tape and overwrite internal label.
Next tape...

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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ChAmp35's picture

Thanks it has helped me to use those media, also i loaded new media and now I am able to use both type of media by taking inventory of robot.