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Two jobs with same LTO drive to append backups to the same tape?

Hello,

I have two jobs to be executed with the same LTO drive to append backups to the same tape:

Job1: Starts at 03:00 completes around 08:00

Job2: Starts at 04:00 and takes around 3 hours

How to configure the two jobs so Job2 start to append to the tape after Job1 completed? (ie Job2 starts at 08:00 and completes at 11:00)

Regrads,

Jalil

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Your current configuration

Your current configuration should work fine.  Job2 should sit queued with a status of "no idle devices" until job1 finishes.

What are you experiencing?

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Set the second job to append

Set the second job to append only and make sure it is set to start only after the first job completes. Set the start time post 8am for the second job.

I don't want to change the

I don't want to change the Job2's start time because Job1's elapsed time increases every week.

Accepted Solution!

Your current configuration

Your current configuration should work fine.  Job2 should sit queued with a status of "no idle devices" until job1 finishes.

What are you experiencing?

please don't create duplicate

please don't create duplicate threads.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/be2014-what-happens-when-job2-supposed-start-while-job1-not-finished-yet

 

According to replies to this

According to replies to this thread that won't work, correct me if I'm wrong.

Have you tried it?  that is

Have you tried it?  that is the real proof.

I do not agree with some of the other posts.  BE 2014 and BE 15 are much easier to us than BE 2012.

I've just tested it and it

I've just tested it and it worked like you said, thank you.