Assign media to a tape in Veritas Backup Exex v9

Posted on 2005-03-07
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01

I'm using veritas backup exec v9 for servers, I have a media label for a tape which is in the drive but the label is not linked to that tape, which it should be. If I add the tape to the media set now it will set the overwrite property to 6 days after the day and time I add it to the media set but I need to use the tape tonight.

Is it possible to add this tape to the media set which does not allow the tape to be overwritten for 6 days but still get the tape to be written to tonight


is there a way of taking the media label I have at the moment for a monday tape and assigning to the tape that is in at the moment, as this label says the tape can be used tonight?

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Add it now.  I just label the tape and then put it into Scratch media.  Once you have put it in the Media Set, Drag it up to Scratch and you can use it immediately.  Only after it is pulled from Scratch into Use, will the overwrite be reassigned to it.

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Great did the back up and set the media label to the correct tape now, Thanks.
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Glad to help.

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