I would like to find a better way to manage my backup tapes.
The way backups run is I have several jobs and each job is assigned to a media set. Tapes are casually inserted in to robotic tape library and then assigned to a media set.
Full back ups run every Friday. Rest of the week days I have incremental backups.Full and incremental backups go the the same media set.
A tape could be used for application backup one week but next round it may go to database backup.
- is there a benefit of assigning tape to certain media set and never use it for another media?
What is the common practice for media management?