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I have 45 tape off site.

How can I determine which tapes can be returned as scratch?

I'm fairly sure, over time, some have been "returned  on-site"  but not checked in...

Thank you..

AJ
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi,
the general approach to this is
'query drmedia'
You can restrict this query  to report media in special locations (courier, vault - lookup the names you use by issuing 'q drmstatus'), or to report on state (courier, vault... ).
You can also let 'q drmedia' create a cmdfile for you. This file will conatin the command you specify (e.g. checkin ...) augmented by the results of the query.
'help query drmedia' brings much useful information.
Equally, have a look at 'move drmedia' to process the expired or empty volumes that are to be moved onsite (issue 'help move drmedia').
Hope this helps as a first approach. Should you have problems/questions please come back and tell me!
 
wmp
 
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by:ajosephson
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Hi

query drmedia  lists 37 tapes (45 tapes are physically off site)

I have retrieved the 8 office sites tapes not listed.

Can I assume the data has expired on these tapes.

To get the tapes back into the library as scratch are the   following move and checkin process commands correct (example for PKQ620L2)  ->

TSM> move drmedia PKQ620L2  tostate=ONSITERETRIEVE
TSM> checkin libvol 3582 search=yes checklabel=barcode status=scratch

Thank you.

AJ
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by:ajosephson
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Another question

query drmedia  shows PKQ654L2 as mountable ->

  PKQ654L2             Mountable             02/13/2009 04:21:16     3582            

Is the following correct - to get the tape out of the library and off-site

TSM> move drmedia PKQ654L2  mountable  vault
TSM> checkout libvol 3582 PKQ654L2

Thank you for the help.

AJ
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woolmilkporc earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
1)

For some reason your nonlisted volumes are not DR media.
I don't know what your DR procedure is but I guess you did a move drmedia to ONSITERETRIEVE  and did not checkin the resulting scratch tapes
move drmedia is not possible for non-DR tapes.
q libvol 3582 PKQ620L2  and q vol PKQ620L2  should both give a 'No match...'
If both above was true, simply do
checkin libvol 3582 PKQ620L2  status=scratch checklabel=barcode
If the above queries give some output, please post it so I can have a look at it.
 
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Nearly correct.
move drmedia PKQ654L2  tostate=vault remove=yes
Do not use checkout (move drmedia will do it for you).
To get a tape back -
 Wait until the tape reaches VAULTRETRIEVE, the do a move drmedia to ONSITERETRIEVE, then checkin as SCRATCH.
 (Of course you can use the intermediate states/locations, if you like).
 
wmp
 

 
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Thank you.. aj
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