How does the tape backup know what slot to backup to for each day?
Just got a new 1x10 loader, installed and working.
before with an 8 tape loader they had 3 backup jobs in symantec, 1 for full daily backups, 1 for weekly-end and 1 for monthly
i created 3 media sets, daily backup, weekly backup and monthly backup.
Slots 1-5 i put in the media sett "daily backup"
Slot 6 i put in media set "weekly backups"
Slot 7 is in media set "monthly backup"
my question is, how does the tape loader know what slot to record each day in?
like backup is starting tonight at 8, how does it know to backup to slot1? and tuesday slot 2 and wednesday slot 3 and thursday slot 4 and friday slot5 and week-end to slot 6 and monthly into slot 7?
all the tapes are bar coded and scanned by the loader and i manually labeled them monday-friday and so forth.
the support company for the loader said I need to create different backup jobs for each day and different media sets for each day and assign the correct media set to the correct backup job?
doesn't make sense though because the 8 loader they had before was setup using the setup now?
You need to configure the jobs such that they go to specific SLOTS/PARTITIONS
Configuring a robotic library
Creating, configuring, and targeting a backup job to a Robotic Library partition in Backup Exec For Windows Server