unable to take the backup in standalone drive using netbackup
Trying to take the backup using veritas netbackup tool which is attached with a standalone drive. Though I have inserted the media its thoughing error 96 when I fire the backup.
I have labeled the media manually using the GUI. when I gio to label the tape using below command i get the erroe messages
bplabel -m A00001 -d hcart -o -p NetBackup -u 0
Error:Error reported by media operation:resource request failed
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This is your problem:
... It contains netbackup database backup data & cannot be used for backups
This means that this tape was used for cold catalog backups. special steps are needed to reuse cold catalog tapes.
Symantec's knowledge base is current offline, so I cannot access the TN's describing the steps.
In short, you need to deassign the tape, then relabel it with -o option to force the overwrite.
1. Determine the volume pool number and status. Use:
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -m <media-id>
2. De-assign the volume
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -deassignbyid <media_id> <pool_number> <status>
3. Relabel media:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bplabel bplabel -m <media-id> -d hcart3 -o -p <pool> -u 0
PS: I am surprised to see this tape is in the Daily pool? Cold catalog tapes are normally in the NetBackup pool.
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TechNote with detailed steps to recycle offline cold catalog backup media: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56392