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Scratch Pool

H_Sharma
Level 6

Dear Experts,

I have created a Scratch Pool as per the attachment Scratch_Pool and now its empty.

Could somebody tell me what should be the next steps? and any configuration needs to be done?

 

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Andy_Welburn
Level 6

If the other 4 media have never been in the scratch pool they will return to the pool from where they orginated (i.e. NetBackup in your case?)

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Marianne
Level 6
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No. If 'Previous Pool' is not saying Scratch, it will not automatically go back to Scratch.

As per my previous post, you will have to move the Assigned tapes manually to Scratch when they expire.

All tapes need to be moved to Scratch at least once in order for the scratch functionality to work.

When tapes are moved from Scratch to a backup pool at the start of a backup, the 'Previous Pool' attribute will be changed to Scratch.

Only when 'Previous Pool' is recorded as Scratch will it automatically return to Scratch when all images have expired.

Have you had a look at the discussion that I have referenced above?

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revarooo
Level 6
Employee

You need to create a barcode rule to move new tapes into the scratch pool. By default they will go into the NetBackup pool.

 

DOCUMENTATION: How to set up a barcode rule for cleaning tapes

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH36700

       

Andy_Welburn
Level 6

Also, I presume it actually *is* configured as a scratch pool & not just named as such ('right-click/change')

 

As well as revaroos suggestion to cater for any new tapes, media that is currently *unassigned* can be 'right-click/moved' into the new scratch pool.

Marianne
Level 6
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As per above two excellent posts, you will have to manually move unassigned tapes to Scratch pool.

You will have to keep an eye on expiration dates for media and have to manually move tapes once to Scratch (use Media Summary report with Verbose option selected).

After this, media will be automatically moved to Scratch when they expire. This will only work if 'Previous Pool' attribute is the Scratch pool.

See this similar discussion:

https://vox.veritas.com/t5/NetBackup/Scratch-Pool-Problem/m-p/411844

H_Sharma
Level 6

Thanks for quick answers :)

Suppose i have 10 Tapes  and 6 tapes are unassigned an in netbackup pool.I move these 5 Unassigned tapes to scratch pool. 

As per marianne "After this, media will be automatically moved to Scratch when they expire. This will only work if 'Previous Pool' attribute is the Scratch pool"

Does it mean the rest 4 media would be moved to scratch pool automatically when they expire?

Andy_Welburn
Level 6

If the other 4 media have never been in the scratch pool they will return to the pool from where they orginated (i.e. NetBackup in your case?)

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

No. If 'Previous Pool' is not saying Scratch, it will not automatically go back to Scratch.

As per my previous post, you will have to move the Assigned tapes manually to Scratch when they expire.

All tapes need to be moved to Scratch at least once in order for the scratch functionality to work.

When tapes are moved from Scratch to a backup pool at the start of a backup, the 'Previous Pool' attribute will be changed to Scratch.

Only when 'Previous Pool' is recorded as Scratch will it automatically return to Scratch when all images have expired.

Have you had a look at the discussion that I have referenced above?

rizwan84tx
Level 6
Certified

For assigning all tapes to scratch while inventory:

This is the below BARCODE rule is had on my server; hope this helps to create your own rule.

 

Barcode tag: <DEFAULT> {All new tapes will get assigned to Pool setup}

Media type: hcart3

pool name:  Scratch_Pool {Scratch Volume Pool}

Mount: 0

 

Delete a media from GUI and run inventory i should go to Scratch by default.