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Disable Overwrite Protection Selectively in Backup Exec

Posted on 2009-05-15
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When I need one more tape to finish an unexpectedly large FULL, is it possible to disable overwrite protecttion on a single tape, without changing the default settings for all tapes?
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Move that specific tape to the "scratch media set". That will make that specific tape overwritable and won't affect any of the other tapes.
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I have tried that and while it is in the Sratch media set it is overwritable. But in testing when I move it back to the Full media set, it is picking up its previous properties again. Maybe if it stays in the Scratch set until it is actually needed by a Full backup it will work differently. Thanks for the reminder - I will try tonight and let you know what happens.
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Yes - if you move it to scratch and leave it there until it is needed, it will be used in the backup and once it's used it will move to the media set you trageted in your job.
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The only way I could figure out to test was in actual operation, because manually changing media sets did not yield the desired result. But, in response to an actual call, the tape was assigned just as honmapog predicted.
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