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How to make a new tape appendable?

Hi everyone,

 

I am new with Bacup Exec 2010 and I have got the next issue:

 

Cenario:  A backup duplicate job runs every wednesdays in a tape, the job is appendable and if no appendable tape found then overwriten. Also the overwrite period was selected to 0 hours and the append period was 1 day.

 

The tape that was in use just torn, I have replacet te old tape with a new, the same one, and then labeled the tape. 

Now the overwrite period is empty (nothing selected) and the append period is also empty (also nothing selected). The duplicate is not appending but only overwriting in a new tape were are inoff space for append. In the job the overwrite and append period still the same (0 hours and 1 day), but in devices description of the tape = (nothing [overwrite] and nothing [append]).

 

How can I make the new tape appendable as the previous one? 

 

Thanks for any help.

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You need to set the OPP and

You need to set the OPP and AP to whatever is appropriate for your environment. See this document http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH5459

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You cannot append to an empty

You cannot append to an empty tape. You need to overwrite it and write something on it first. If you set your OPP to 0 hour, you might as well don't do any backup. Your tape can be overwritten anytime, so you probably have nothing when you need to do a restore

It means that the OPP should

It means that the OPP should be selected to infinitely and APP to 1 day?

 

Accepted Solution!

You need to set the OPP and

You need to set the OPP and AP to whatever is appropriate for your environment. See this document http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH5459

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ok, thanks you for help

ok, thanks you for help