Tape bar codes / media ID's
Hello. I'm moving tape drives over to my new environment, and ran into a problem with media ID's not being unique. I dont think this is a problem with NB, more of a lack of understanding on my part. If anyone could shed some light on this, I would be forever grateful. (well, maybe not forever. )
Anywho, when I log into my Dell Powervault 132T admin gui, and run library inventory, I see bar codes of this nature :
After adding my new robot, I try to run inventory, and it shows these:
Slot Tape Barcode
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1 Yes 000029
3 Yes 000006
6 Yes 000003
7 Yes 000002
8 Yes 000001
9 Yes 000099
10 Yes 000013
So if I try to just add these listed above, it tells me the ID's are not unique, and will not proceed. I've looked into the Media ID Generator under advanced options and tried toggling that - (my thinking is what I specify here will re-label / identify these tapes). This didn't work either. Also, in 'advanced robot inventory options', I have 'use barcode rules' checked.
So is there a way to accomplish what I would like to accomplish, without using all new labels? Is there a generic way to label these during an inventory to make them unique? This forum has been of great value so far, and I appreciate any assistance that can be provided.