Posted on 2008-10-21
We have a tape library with 4 drives and I am wanting to create 4 daily jobs that will run Mon-Thurs and use media from the media set called Daily ( this has an overwrite protection of 4 weeks ).Then on friday I will have 4 Weekly backups that will run doing a full backup ( the dailys only being incremental ) which will use media from the weekly media set ( again this has overwrite protection for 4 weeks ) .
However this is when I run into a problem, I have added 14 new tapes to use for the Daily backup so have moved them into the daily media set, but when I do this the protection gets applied and are not overwritable for 4 weeks. If I put the tapes back into the scratch pool they then become available to overwrite but this also means that the weekly backup may use these tapes.
Any ideas what I am doing wrong or a possible work around ?