I have NBU 220.127.116.11.
Backing up just 2 client machines.
Device connected is a stand alone tape drive.
Yearly backup is scheduled on 25th Dec.
Local facilities is going for vacation from 24th. Hence on 23rd morning, I excluded daily backup for 23rd and 24th and inserted a scratch tape for the yearly backup.
I missed to exclude daily catalog backup.
Today is 24th and when I verified the tape obviously I saw catalog backup occupied the tape and the media pool is changed to DAILY.
Now I have to expire the catalog image from the tape.
On NBU gui, Catalog >> Choose the tape >> List the catalog images >> right click and expire.
I went to reports >> Tape reports >> Images on tape Shows as below.
I went to reports >> Tape reports >> Tape contents Shows as below.
How Image on tape differs from tape contents ?
I went to media, right click and change pool to scratch. It said "Cannot change media pool of assigned media"
Later I tried this blog: http://www.veritas.com/community/blogs/how-expire-backup-images-move-media-scratch-pool which helped me to change the media to scratch tape.
Now when I check tape contents still it shows the same results.
My second question is, since I'm using a stand alone tape drive, is there a way I can set the tape drive not to eject the existing tape out if the desired media is not in the drive ?
There is an "do not eject standalone drives' option setting in EMM, I'll have to look up the syntax.
It's something along the lines of
nbemmcmd -changesetting <option>=1 -masterserver <master_server_name> -emmserver <emmserver name>