Backup jobs are using directly pointed towards tape unit.
1 year retention is set for all jobs...
However, backup exec picks up tapes even without the previous tapes get full. Is there anyway to restrict that jobs pick previously used tapes if it is not full yet.
There are append settings as well as overwrite protection settings. You probably have the append settins configure such that the tape is not full, but you can no longer append to it, so Backup Exec uses the next tape.Which begs the question - why 1 year retention for all jobs? Seems like a long time.