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Unable to Expire the Media

Symboy
Level 6
Accredited Certified

Hi All 

 

   We have got few media's which does not hold any valid Images but still have got time assigned to it .

When I tried to deassign it using the command below it does not consider it to be eligible for deassign . 

 

F:\Veritas\Netbackup\bin>bpexpdate -deassignempty -m BRU689
Search for empty media that meet the following criteria:
        Media id: BRU689

Continue? y/n (n)Y
No media matching criteria were found to be deassigned.
no entity was found

 

F:\Veritas\Netbackup\bin\admincmd>bpimmedia -mediaid BRU689
no entity was found

 

F:\Veritas\Netbackup\bin>bpexpdate -m BRU689 -d 0

Media BRU689 is due to expire at 01/01/1970 01:00:00
Are you sure that the data on this media is not critical to
your business, and you are sure you want to delete BRU689 y/n (n)? y
server name not found in the NetBackup configuration

 

Below are the details of one of the media 

F:\Veritas\Netbackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listmedia -mediaid BRU689

NBEMMCMD, Version:6.5.6
====================================================================
Media GUID:                     29245291-c4e1-48af-8982-1aa49b1764f6
Media ID:                       BRU689
Partner:                        -
Media Type:                     HCART3
Volume Group:                   000_00000_TLD
Application:                    Catalog
Media Flags:                    1
Description:                    ---
Barcode:                        BRU689L3
Partner Barcode:                --------
Last Write Host:                NONE
Created:                        06/20/2008 18:32
Time Assigned:                  06/20/2008 18:34
First Mount:                    06/20/2008 18:45
Last Mount:                     03/10/2009 20:08
Volume Expiration:              -
Data Expiration:                -
Last Written:                   -
Last Read:                      -
Robot Type:                     TLD
Robot Control Host:             bbtsrvbgs01
Robot Number:                   0
Slot:                           1
Side/Face:                      -
Cleanings Remaining:            -
Number of Mounts:               110
Maximum Mounts Allowed:         0
Media Status:                   ACTIVE
Kilobytes:                      0
Images:                         0
Valid Images:                   0
Retention Period:               -
Number of Restores:             0
Optical Header Size Bytes:      0
Optical Sector Size Bytes:      0
Optical Partition Size Bytes:   0
Last Header Offset:             0
Adamm Guid:                     00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Rsm Guid:                       00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Origin Host:                    NONE
Master Host:
Server Group:
Upgrade Conflicts Flag:
Pool Number:                    1
Volume Pool:                    NetBackup
Previous Pool Name:             CatalogBackup
Vault Flags:                    -
Vault Container:                -
Vault Name:                     -
Vault Slot:                     -
Session ID:                     -
Date Vaulted:                   -
Return Date:                    -
====================================================================
Command completed successfully.

 

When checked , I do not see any media owner for all these media's . 

 

When tried to change the media owner from the console , it gives error 
No Volumes owned by a media server group have been selected!

 

Please suggest , how these set of media can be used again . 

 

 

 

 

 

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RiaanBadenhorst
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The example of the vmquery -a output below shows two different types of NetBackup tapes. The status 0x0 is a NetBackup backup tape and the status 0x1 indicates a tape that has been used for a NetBackup catalog database backup.

===================================================
media ID: CAN000
media type: DLT cartridge tape (11)
barcode: --------
description: Added by Media Manager
volume pool: NetBackup (1)
robot type: TLD - Tape Library DLT (8)
robot number: 0
robot slot: 1
robot host: NBsrv1
volume group: 00_000_TLD
created: Thu Apr 05 08:38:01 2001
assigned: Thu Jun 14 10:47:08 2001
last mounted: Thu Jun 14 10:48:35 2001
first mount: Thu Apr 05 09:00:22 2001
expiration date: ---
number of mounts: 3
max mounts allowed: ---
status: 0x0
==========================================
media ID: 000101
media type: DLT cartridge tape (11)
barcode: --------
description: ------
volume pool: NetBackup (1)
robot type: TLD - Tape Library DLT (8)
robot number: 0
robot slot: 2
robot host: NBsrv1
volume group: 00_000_TLD
created: Thu Apr 05 08:45:00 2001
assigned: Sat Jun 02 08:35:06 2001
last mounted: Fri Jun 22 01:44:28 2001
first mount: Thu Apr 05 08:45:52 2001
expiration date: ---
number of mounts: 14
max mounts allowed: ---
status: 0x1
========================================

Step 2. Unassign the tapes you wish to re-use:

# /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -deassignbyid <media_id> <pool_number> <status>

Example:
# /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -deassignbyid 000101 1 0x1

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RiaanBadenhorst
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The example of the vmquery -a output below shows two different types of NetBackup tapes. The status 0x0 is a NetBackup backup tape and the status 0x1 indicates a tape that has been used for a NetBackup catalog database backup.

===================================================
media ID: CAN000
media type: DLT cartridge tape (11)
barcode: --------
description: Added by Media Manager
volume pool: NetBackup (1)
robot type: TLD - Tape Library DLT (8)
robot number: 0
robot slot: 1
robot host: NBsrv1
volume group: 00_000_TLD
created: Thu Apr 05 08:38:01 2001
assigned: Thu Jun 14 10:47:08 2001
last mounted: Thu Jun 14 10:48:35 2001
first mount: Thu Apr 05 09:00:22 2001
expiration date: ---
number of mounts: 3
max mounts allowed: ---
status: 0x0
==========================================
media ID: 000101
media type: DLT cartridge tape (11)
barcode: --------
description: ------
volume pool: NetBackup (1)
robot type: TLD - Tape Library DLT (8)
robot number: 0
robot slot: 2
robot host: NBsrv1
volume group: 00_000_TLD
created: Thu Apr 05 08:45:00 2001
assigned: Sat Jun 02 08:35:06 2001
last mounted: Fri Jun 22 01:44:28 2001
first mount: Thu Apr 05 08:45:52 2001
expiration date: ---
number of mounts: 14
max mounts allowed: ---
status: 0x1
========================================

Step 2. Unassign the tapes you wish to re-use:

# /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -deassignbyid <media_id> <pool_number> <status>

Example:
# /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -deassignbyid 000101 1 0x1

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Marianne
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I agree with Riaan.

This looks like a tape that was used for a cold catalog tape.

See: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56392 

Please convert to hot catalogs backups as cold catalog backups are no longer supported as from NBU 7.0.

As a Symantec employee, I assume that you are aware of the fact that support for NBU 6.5 ended almost 2 years ago?