cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Image expiry does not free up media.

Gaurav21
Level 4

Hi All,

when I expire some images, it does not free up the media at the same time, but it takes about a days time.

can I manually run any command to free up media right after image expiry.

Thanks

Gorav

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

Andy_Welburn
Level 6

bpexpdate -deassignempty should do just that!

The thing to remember tho' is that ALL the images on the tape need to have expired to enable the media to be deassigned.

***EDIT***

The reason it appears to take some time is probably due to the fact that it's waiting for the scheduled cleanup job to run (every 12 hours? - there's a T/N somewhere that details this)

Found it: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH63221

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2

Andy_Welburn
Level 6

bpexpdate -deassignempty should do just that!

The thing to remember tho' is that ALL the images on the tape need to have expired to enable the media to be deassigned.

***EDIT***

The reason it appears to take some time is probably due to the fact that it's waiting for the scheduled cleanup job to run (every 12 hours? - there's a T/N somewhere that details this)

Found it: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH63221

View solution in original post

Gaurav21
Level 4

Thanks Andy, This solves my problem.