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Vault FULL tapes

Created: 06 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
Nick_M's picture
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We would like the option to vault only FULL tapes for given volume pools please.  Having read a number of forums I believe there's quite a call for this which should be relatively easy to implement as a tick-box option within the vaulting profile.

Without this option we are stuck purchasing many more tapes than we need for given departmental/customer pools or running out of space on our library and then manually ejecting tapes that are not part of the regular vaulting policy because they don't fill up quickly enough to need to be vaulted daily.

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RamNagalla's picture

though it is not always good idea to eject only FULL tapes(in case of Disastor), but i belive there is always better if Netbackup admin have a option to choose if he would like to eject only FULL or based on treditional way..

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Nick_M's picture

I absolutely agree - I would want this to be an option rather than a standard.  I would see myself running a standard daily vault for tapes that require offsiting, but a seperate vault policy to just kick full tapes from other volume pools out of the library to make space.

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SJ Hollist's picture

I think it would be very easy to just add some addtional criteria on the "Choose Backups" tab under "Attribute" or "Location" to say "Media Status" or any other number of things someone might want to use as selection criteria.

- SJ Hollist

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DrR's picture

I agree, My tape library is already off site so I want to maximize the amount of data written to tape and only off site to long term storage when they are Full.  If I dont do this my library fills up with Full media not yet old enough to go off site - Pointless as they are no use in the library.  Getting budget to buy more library slots is not easy.  My other option is to use a short time which leads to tapes going off site part full and taking up storage space in Archive storage.

A simple software fix could avoid it.

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