Automatically update storage use bar during a job
I've noticed that during some of my BE 2012 D2D2T jobs, the "used" portion of the tape stays the same in Storage dasboard's display bar until the duplicate phase ends, after which it jumps the full amount written to the tape.
It would be great if this was updated during the job. This is more of a "quality of life" issue -- if you're monitoring a backup job while it's duplicating a terabyte of data to the tape it means you can do a spot check (and predict if you need a second tape!) in much less time.
The storage dashboard appears to aspire to be a more-or-less real-time display (For example, each devce's green "Active" arrow appears and disappears awheneer BE starts or stops using the device). More consistent behavior would make me trust this dashboard more and save me time.
Even if you're using hardware compression on the tape, there should be some way to estimate bytes written to the tape and update the bar accordingly.