I have taken over the backup aministration duties for several remote sites and am in the process of trying to clean things up. One of these sites is running BE10d and has MANY MEDIA entries which I would like to complete remove and then re-add the proper ones using the current tapes in their rotation w/o removing any catalogs or anything that would prevent them from restoring data should they need to.
In addition to the 1 stand alone dat tape drive, there is a drive letter E: (I'm assuming this was used for the backup to disk backups they used to use but no longer do so), and a disabled backup to disc folder. I also, have 142 entries under MEDIA I'd like to clear out.
This was my game plan but I wanted to make sure I don't screw things up in the process.
1. Move ALL media to Retired Media, then delete.
2, Delete existing B2D folder and E: drive
3. Add tapes one at a time and inventory to get them to show under Media.
From what I understand this shouldnt affect the catalogs and allow me to accomplish what I want to do.