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Netbackup issue with BPEXPDATE

I have done this in the past and can remember the procedure , I have an old netbackup enviroment that has not worked in a while , any data on the existing tapes is of no use , I want to expire the tape with BPEXPDATE delete the volume and then Label the tape , erase the tape and get it ready to use for the new jobs I am setting up , what is the procedure for this ? I just want to make the tape usable again
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bpexpdate -m <medialabel> -d 0

 will expire everything on the tape.

vmdelete -m  <medialabel>

will delete it

then just put the tapes in the library and inventory it and if they are barcoded they will be relabeled. otherwise you will have to label them manually.

bplabel -ev <media id> -d <tape density> -p <pool name>
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
that is it , it is comming back to me now !
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
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