How to know if several tapes are expired on TSM

Hi everyone,
                        i have several tapes outside the library and i need to know which one already expired in order to check them in as scratch. Is there any command available to know this?

Thanks in advance.
Santiago videlaAsked:
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max_the_kingCommented:
Hi,
brutal answer would be:

query drmedia * wherestate=vaultretrieve

but you must understand what is underwear ...

First of all you can do import/export of tapes by using TSM DR scripts.
You may as well do it "manually".

Whatever you do, you need to keep in mind that as soon as you export a tape from library to put it in a vault (or anywhere you like, i.e. under your pillow) you'd set tape status from "mountable" to "vault".
They remain in "vault status" until, after reclamation processes on the copypool, some of them becomes empty (empty ... not scratch !). At this point they are set on "vaultretrieve" status, waiting to be inserted into library.

So, if the query:
query drmedia * wherestate=vaultretrieve
outputs some tapes, then you will need to run a commando to change status of your tapes. It might be something like this:
move drmedia * wherestate=vaultretr tostate=onsiteretr remove=no source=dbs

and finally you can insert your tapes.

Please note that DR procedures is no doubt the most difficult part of TSM ... be careful and aware of it !

hope this helps
max

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Santiago videlaAuthor Commented:
Thanks max!!
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