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NB 7.7.3 Media ID change after media used

We originally set our media id/barcode rule to 0 8 1:2:3:4:5:6 - and had the tape library only sending 6 chars.

So default media id and barcode were KZ0001 - after inventory.

We have since run some backups using those media ids - so data on media.

Our operations groups wants the tape library to send 8 chars - so barcode will now be KZ0001L7 and media id KZ0001

But assume if we make this change and run an Inventory - this will cause the media id's already used to go into stand alone and not associate with a robot anymore - not in volume group.

Is there any way we can do something before the inventory is run to allow us to not mess up the already used media??

 

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Re: NB 7.7.3 Media ID change after media used

The only way I can think of is to manually update the barcode for each media id:

vmchange -m KZ0001 -barcode KZ0001L7

You can create a text file with all media-ids and run the command through a 'for' loop.

 

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Re: NB 7.7.3 Media ID change after media used

The only way I can think of is to manually update the barcode for each media id:

vmchange -m KZ0001 -barcode KZ0001L7

You can create a text file with all media-ids and run the command through a 'for' loop.

 

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Re: NB 7.7.3 Media ID change after media used

A media id in Netbackup can only be 6 chars not 8 - if memory serves me right :-)

Netbackup will know the "full" media id, but will internaly only use 6 chars