we are on Netbackup 8.2 Redhat linux environment.. Using LT07 tapes now a days.. One server as both master/media.
I have a bunch (over 200) of old LT05 tapes in our netbackup system that are scratched and not assigned...They will be destoryed eventually by Iron Mtn..
I have verified these tapes are all in the "SCRATCH" pool. We havent used LT05 tapes or drives in a long while..
Is there a proper was to delete them from Netbackup or can I just highlight them in the netbackup Admin Console and right click then select DELETE?
Martin said it :)
And just to add a bit of info.
Netbackup will not let you delete a tape if it's assigned (contain active backup images).
For auditing purposes it may be beneficial to register the deletion of these tape in a change or ticket. It is then logged tapes are shredded and not "lost".