OK, need some help. I'm getting this done, but there has to be a more efficient way.
Windows Server 2008 and 2003 master and Media Servers. Netbackup 188.8.131.52
We are replacing old library and LTO3 w/ new library and all LTO6 stuff. So, for a variety of reasons, we are duplicating everything to the new LTO6 tapes.
So, my task is duplicating, then expiring all copies on the LTO3 tapes (there are two copies of each image: onsite [primary], offsite).
The best process I've come up with is:
That's all well and good, but I haven't come up with a good way to clean up the old images. And what I have is tedious and time consuming. I need an easy way to search for images that have successfully duplicated, and find out where their old copies are and expire them. The best I've come up with is as follows, but by the time I do a couple thousand images, this is going to be a ridiculous task:
If I could figure out how to do any of the following, it would help greatly. These will be hard to explain, but I'll do my best:
Suggestions/ideas welcome, regarding the expiration of old images, or even if there's a better way to do this whole migration process. For example, maybe there's a way to tell Netbackup to expire the old copies automatically as part of the duplication?
Seen that. And that works just fine, but it is exactly what I tried to describe in my original post:
One thing I did come up with this morning. It required some work up front (like a couple hours), but after that it should work pretty well.
I'm really surprised there's no command or something in the GUI to simply duplicate then automatically expire. Or at least a single place to view AND manage all copies of an image. Hopefully I'm missing something............