We have two policies, called NBU-DP-SU-01-MON-SLP and NBU-DP-SU-02-MON-SLP, which originally were set to back up to a pool called "Netbackup". For some reason someone switched the pool to one called "NetbackupYearly" and for a couple weeks that policy has been writing to those tapes. However, we have tried to switch them back to the "Netbackup" pool, yet those policies still write to the "NetbackupYearly" tapes. The Pool has been switched under NetBackup Management > Storage > Storage Lifecycle Policies and then Change. Is there somewhere else this needs to be set or changed? Unfortunately I was not the one who initially set up our policies and configuration so I am only somewhat familiar with how it all works, but I couldn't find another location that identifies which tape pool a policy writes to.
Well, what happens is that if there are no tapes in the Robot/Drive assigned to NetbackupYearly than those policies all fail with :1: (96) unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available
But if I switch some tapes to NetbackupYearly than those policies complete and write to the tapes in the NetbackupYearly pool
Exactly, if there are no tapes assigned to NetbackupYarly your backup will fail with status 96.
From what I understood, you wanto that the policies runs in "Netbackup" pool instead of "NetbackupYearly" right?
The "Netbackup" pool must have tapes assigned for it
Yes, sorry, these are jobs that have been backed up and are duplicating to tape (I only deal with the tapes and forget that's its just duplicating to tape). The processes (NBU-DP-SU-01-MON-SLP & 02) are recurring every night. I thought that if I just let them finish after the change was made, then the when it started the next day it would pick up the changed setting and start writing to the "Netbackup" pool, but this isn't the case. The change was made several days ago and each day that policy is still writing to the old volume pool.
And for clarification, there are 2 pools - "Netbackup" which all the policies should be writing to, there are lots of tapes in the robot/drive under this pool, and "NetbackupYearly" which should only be written to by 1 policy (NBU-DP-SU01-YEA-SLP) , these tapes get sent off site so I need the other policies to stop writing to these tapes so I send off ONLY the tapes written to by the YEA policy.
Ok so you'll need to use the command line nbstl to update the older version. If you make a change in the GUI it makes a new version of the SLP.
Example below will show you all the version of TestSLP
nbstl TestSLP -L -
Suppose you want to change the pool of version number 5, you'll need to run
nbstl TestSLP -modify_version -version 5 -pool__NA__,NetBackup
in the command above the __NA__ is used if the first location for backup is DISK.