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Select a Fixed Tape

Created: 07 May 2013 • Updated: 07 May 2013 | 4 comments
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We have a HP Autoloader with 24 Tapes. We need to backup our servers to the tapes that have been labled for them as per their names. How can we select the fixed tape during the backup job creation?


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Sush...'s picture

Hello there,

    Backup Exec does not read the name of the tapes when writing to it. What I mean is that there is no way to write the data to the SPECIFIED NAME of the tapes.

It depends on the Overwrite Protection Period, Append Period, Media set, tape availability, etc.



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Colin Weaver's picture

You can partition the slots in the library, put the tapes for each server into the designated patitions, and target the job for each server to the specific partition.

 Please bear in mind that when you start partioning libraries you are more likely to see requests for overwriteable media to be inserted as Backup Exec can lon longer hunt for any avialable media anywahere in the library once you target a job to a partition.

pkh's picture

You should let BE and the tape library manage the tapes for you, rather than you managing the tapes.  See my article on this subject.