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backup using same two tapes instead of rotating through seven tapes

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I am using Backup Exec 12 and an HP 1/8 G2 Autoloader.

The backups are using same two tapes instead of rotating through seven tapes.

I have included a screenshot of both backup exec screen showing the slots and a shot of the Autoloader config page which shows "automatic" for tape selection.
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Do you have media sets setup? You should puit all 7 in the scratch media, then set a overwrite or amend period and once a backup is run, it will p[ut the tape in the media set and then next backup will use another tape from the media set until they are all used or the period of the media set has expired. Does that help>?

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So if I put all seven slots/tapes in scratch media, the daily backup is automatically going to pull a tape out of scratch and put in in a media set? Why don't I just put the 7 tapes in the appropriate media set in the beginning?

I have a media set setup, attached is the image of it with it's append/overwrite rules. Is it correct?
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Thanks! That explains a little bit of these issues then.  I will use this info on Monday.

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