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Backup Exec 2010 R3 Overwrite Protection

Weekly backup jobs to tape

Question: When a tape becomes full and the 'Appendable Until' column indicates "Not appendable (Media full)" and the 'Overwrite Protection Until' date is set for a date in November, will this tape only become Overwriteable once the date in November rolls around?

Is there a way to make this tape Overwriteable now - without having to replace the tape?

 

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When a tape becomes full and

When a tape becomes full and the 'Appendable Until' column indicates "Not appendable (Media full)" and the 'Overwrite Protection Until' date is set for a date in November, will this tape only become Overwriteable once the date in November rolls around?

Tape will become overwritable once the Overwrite Protection Period ends.

 

Is there a way to make this tape Overwriteable now - without having to replace the tape?

If you move the tape to the scratch media set it will become overwritable immediately.

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When a tape becomes full and

When a tape becomes full and the 'Appendable Until' column indicates "Not appendable (Media full)" and the 'Overwrite Protection Until' date is set for a date in November, will this tape only become Overwriteable once the date in November rolls around?

Tape will become overwritable once the Overwrite Protection Period ends.

 

Is there a way to make this tape Overwriteable now - without having to replace the tape?

If you move the tape to the scratch media set it will become overwritable immediately.

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