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Backup Exec 12.5

vigneshwaran
Level 6

Hi,

    How to findout the Media set reports?

    If we scratch the media, and we can perform the restoration it's possible for Data recovery?

   

   - vicky

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CraigV
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Hi,

 

If you put the tapes in Scratch, they retain media until they are overwritten, so in this case you can restore data. Once they are erased or used in a job you won't be able to restore data from previous backups.

If you want a report that shows which tapes are in which sets, check the TN below:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO23170

You'd run this from the Reports tab, but if you are unsure of how to do this, check below:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22835

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22828

Thanks!

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CraigV
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Hi,

 

If you put the tapes in Scratch, they retain media until they are overwritten, so in this case you can restore data. Once they are erased or used in a job you won't be able to restore data from previous backups.

If you want a report that shows which tapes are in which sets, check the TN below:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO23170

You'd run this from the Reports tab, but if you are unsure of how to do this, check below:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22835

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22828

Thanks!

vigneshwaran
Level 6

Hi,

Any lifetime for use tape for restoration?

- vicky

CraigV
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...nope. The "lifetime" of a tape within Backup Exec is set by the media set's retention period (Append/Overwrite Protection Period), and once this expires, the tape can be used again.

Read below:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH5459

THanks!

vigneshwaran
Level 6

Yeah the article is useful. Thanks

 

- vicky