Our old library is broke and we replace it with a new.
Before decomissioning the old library, I imported the tape inventory to a Standalone drive. Once done , I installed the new library and with new tapes.
Now I have a restore to do and Netbackup need to tapes from the old library which they are in the Standalone ''drive''
I inserted them in the new library but netbackup dosent recognized the tapes, I mean able to read the barcode but nothing else, like a blank tape...
The new library is a LTO7 and the old tapes in the Standalone are LTO5.
does I need to recreated them, import in the new one?
See the screenshot
LTO7 drives can read LTO5 tapes - so that should be ok.
The new library is showing 8 characters for the barcode, the old library showed 6 - this may make NBU see the 'old' tape as a new tape, because the barcode is different.
Unfortunately - AA1234L7 is different than AA1234 ...
The meida IDs are the first six chaacters in both old and new, so that should be fine.
For one of the tapes that you need for the restore (eg 010021 ???) what do these two commands show
vmquery -m <media id>
bpmedialist -m <media id>
Can you explain what error or message you see.
Hi Marianne, thanks to taked the time and expertise on this issue.
I did a test barcode change on a almost expired tape, just to be sure to not mess something on the two tapes that I need for my restore.
I inserted the tape in the robot + inventory and yes now I'm able to see everything on this tape.
I'm wondering how/where I could change one of my LT7 drive HCART to HCART2?
Never did before
Double click the drive in the GUI > Properties - option to change the density. Will need to restart ltid on the media servers to pick up the change.
No idea why the density/type in the GUI is blank...
You may want to try from cmd.
Firstly - run 'tpconfig -d' to identify the tape drive that you want to change.
The number on the left is the index number.
Use tpconfig command to change the density to hcart2, e.g.
tpconfig -update -drive -index <#> -type hcart2
Remember to restart NBU Device Management Service.
Once the restore is done, you may want to change the density back.