• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 3470
  • Last Modified:

Always use different media from media pool - HP Data Protector

Hello..

I am using:
HP Data Protector ver: A.06.10 / 611 with HP LTO4 Drive (24 tapes)

I made 4 different "media pools" and added a minimum of 4 tapes to individual  pool.

I am wondering, how to Setup backup, that todays backup is writen on tape1, tomorrow  on tape2 ... tape3.... and not always on tape1

I our case, Data protector writes all backups to one tape until that tape is full..then writes to a different one


0
schkratek
Asked:
schkratek
  • 5
  • 3
1 Solution
 
woolnoirCommented:
I've never used this particular software but on every other backup solution their is generally 2 times which can be assigned to a media pool - the overwrite protection date, and the append period date. If you set the media pool's append period to 24 hours , then in theory the tape is marked as not appendable after 24 hours, so it moves onto tape 2, and then 3. The overwrite value specified how long the tape shouldn't be written to again, in the above example it should be set to 3 days, meaning tape 1 wont be used again, until day 4.

As i said, im not sure how this software handles it, but this is a general constant on all backup software...
0
 
schkratekAuthor Commented:
Pools can be appendable, appendable on incremental or not appendable, there is not time period options like that.
0
 
woolnoirCommented:
and do the pools have any notion of overwrite protection periods... as in when a tape is full how does it determine the next time it can be written too ?
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
schkratekAuthor Commented:
If it is full, then he looks at data protection date for a client / backup job on the tape (actual data is protected.. media is not)
0
 
woolnoirCommented:
So in theory, set the tapes to not appendable, put them in the same pool. Set teh job data protected date to 3 days ? and then it will cycle throught he tapes 1 by 1 until it starts recycling....
0
 
schkratekAuthor Commented:
Yes you would think so.. I must say that in theory it should work, if you have only one client/one job.
I have 6 different clients / 6 different backups in one day. So if i would done what you have suggested only one job per tape  and not "n" jobs per tape per day ?
0
 
schkratekAuthor Commented:
anybody there
0
 
schkratekAuthor Commented:
someone
0
 
Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

Did you fix you problem??

Jail
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

  • 5
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now