09-01-2021 10:17 AM
I just took over the Backup Exec environment and had a simple question about tapes and rotating them through the system. We do a monthly backup and those tapes are kept for 2 years per our retention rules. So I have older tapes that are cycling out of the retention period that I would like to reuse.
For the backups we use a Monthly backup media set. What would be the best operation for reusing these tapes in the monthly backup media set?
09-01-2021 07:29 PM
You don't have to do anything special. Just use them when they expire.
I would suggest that you read the Tape Management chapter of the Admin Guide for more information.
09-02-2021 06:04 AM
Maybe a second part to this question, If there is no media in the Month end media set will the month end job run with tapes from the Scratch media set?
09-03-2021 05:02 AM
Yes, as long you have tapes available in scratch.
Have always one or two tapes available in scratch because of this exact scenario or if all of a sudden the amount of data which you are backing up changes and does no longer fit onto the provided tapes in the target media set, then again BE will take a tape out of scratch and continue with the backup.