NBU 7.01. on Solaris 10 X64.
All my backups are to disk stagging with destagging to tape.
I think I remember a setting somewhere that controlled how long Netbackup would consider a partually filled tape for use. There was a point time where Netbackup would ignore the tape and select an unsed scratch instead. I think it was for 1 day but can not find anything in the release 7 docs.
Has this setting been removed? Am I dreaming?
Thanks for any clues,
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This is a good reason to be aware of how many partially full tapes you are creating - since it is very challenging to shrink them once they are created!
I don't have that problem. None of the Netbackup tapes are saved for more than 6 weeks, so they cycle around fiarly quickly.
I think it could be a big problem for anyone using archiving. I understand from the folks who sell used tapes that many are used just once and then stored.