Bar code in autoloader

warriorsTeah used Ask the Experts™
I want to know if using HP autoloader Tape Drive,Engineer told me said good practice to have a bar code label to a tape  and let Backup software to recognized the tape is it correct.What is the different no use bar code and use bar code.
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Top Expert 2014
It is good practice but you can still automate backups without it. With a barcode label/reader the tape will get labeled to match the barcode, without one automatic labelling of new tapes will call it something like LTO0001 which may not match a label you stick on it.

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