We have two diffrent volume pools:
1. PRICOPYPOOL - 2 Week retention
2. SECCOPYPOOL -1 Month retention
Data backed up in enviornment has 2 copies one is for 2 weeks retention and another is 1 month retention. Multiple copies are configured in same policy and are backed up at same time.
Both the copies are going on tapes.
Practically, Primary copy data (2 Weeks retention) should go to tapes assigned to PRICOPYPOOL and secondary copy data(1 Month retention) should go to SECCOPYPOOL.
However, when we check the images on tapes, there is data of both 2 weeks and 1 month retention in every tape of both the volume pools. I think that it is not possible as tapes for PRICOPYPOOL should have data only for 2 weeks retention and NOT for 1 month retention and vice versa.
We have multiplexing active in environment and option for multiple reteniton on tapes in Host Properties in Master server is unchecked.
I suspect this is not a policy configuration error as a single tape contains multiple retention for multiple policies
Please help asap as this is causing unexpected consumption of tapes and we are daily getting out of scratch.
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We have configured the policies with multiple retentions and configured the same in "Mulitple copies". I am attaching screenshots please let me know if there is anything to done.
Multiple policies retention levels are configured.
please attach the appropriate screenshot/report supporting your finding:
"However, when we check the images on tapes, there is data of both 2 weeks and 1 month retention in every tape of both the volume pools."
We have dual copy environment. We have to backed up both the copies of the backup at the same time. This is the configuration of all of our policies.
Please let us know what more information is required?