I need down a unit disk, but I have some images that I need to move to tape before shutting it down, any way to force this or move the images directly to tape?
You would have to duplicate the images to move them from disk > tape ...
Can be done easily from the command line if you know the backupids.
(-dstunit is the destination STU (your tape), you can find the name in bpstulist output)
(-dp is the destination tape pool you wish to use)
bpduplicate -backupid nbmaster-02_1682521958 -dstunit tape-stu -dp NetBackup
Duplicate started 04/26/2023 16:14:48
Activity monitor job id = 280
INF - Destination storage unit tape-stu on host reanbur630-02.uklab.veritas.com
INF - Duplicating policy reanbur630-02_small schedule full backup id reanbur630-02_1682521958 copy 1 created on 04/26/2023 16:12:38 on source path @aaaab
INF - Duplicate of backupid reanbur630-02_1682521958 successful.
INF - Status = successfully duplicated 1 of 1 images.
What type of disk unit is it ?
You need something like :
If images on the disk stu is under SLP control, a different progress need to be taken.
All operation on the disk stu require it's in the up state, if that is impossible - that another story then.
Use the command provided by MPH999 for each of the images.
Once duplicated, you need to expire the disk image - for example :
bpexpdate -backupid nnbmaster-02_1682521958 -d 0 -copy 0
Strictly speaking you can use bpexpdate on a entire disk stu, but if you specify the wrong storage unit :face_screaming_in_fear:
There is no option to force Netbackup to use a specific tape, so you need to trick Netbackup to do that.