Cleaning Jobs in Backup Exec 10

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
is there a way to schedule a cleaning job in Backup Exec 10?

it's one of those jobs we always forget and i would like to schedule it, however i can not see how to do this.

Question by:naifyboy123
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes they can, I've not done this for a while as we've upgraded to Netbackup, but here's the Veritas KB for doing such things:

    Good luck!

    Author Comment

    thanks for that -  but the technote makes no mention of how to configure a cleaning job - it just talks about scheduling an inventory.

    Author Comment

    forget my last note - i have just figured it out

    thanks for your help...
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    Expert Comment

    OK, here it is from the BE Docs:

    Setting Up Cleaning Jobs for Robotic Library Drives
    You can submit once-only cleaning jobs for robotic library drives, or set up scheduled cleaning jobs. This option is not available for stand-alone drives.
    Before submitting a cleaning job, you must define a cleaning slot that contains the cleaning tape.

    ▼ To define a cleaning slot:
    1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.
    2. Click Robotic Libraries, and then click the robotic library for which you are setting up the cleaning.
    3. Click Slots to display the library’s slots in the right pane.
    4. Select the slot that contains the cleaning tape.
    5. Under General Tasks in the task bar, select Properties.
    6. Select the Cleaning Slot option and click OK.
    Make sure that the cleaning tape is located in the slot that you defined as the cleaning slot. After defining the cleaning slot, you can set up a cleaning job for the robotic library drive.

    ▼ To set up a cleaning job:
    1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.
    2. Click Robotic Libraries, and then click the robotic library containing the drive.
    3. Select the drive.
    4. Under Drive Tasks in the task pane, select Clean.
    5. Select the appropriate options.
    6. If you want a person or group to be notified when the job completes, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification and select the options you want
    7. If you want to run the job now, click Run Now. Otherwise, on the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule to set the scheduling options you want to use.

    You can monitor the cleaning job through the Job Monitor.
    You can view cleaning statistics for the drive by right-clicking the drive and selecting Properties.
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    Expert Comment

    LOL! OK, was busy formatting the above, but at least you can double check it now!


    Expert Comment

    What about a stand along drive? I try looking but can't find how.
    It does not give any option for cleaning.
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    Expert Comment

    shark, did you find out how? too bad naifyboy didnt say how

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