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You can use the bpexpdate command to expire the required media (location is Netbackup Install dir/bin/admincmd)
bpexpdate -m < Media ID> -d 0 -host <host owning the media>
-d 0 sets the expiration to immediatly
Take care with this command - it removes the catalog information and the media is ready for use afterwards
You can use the -force option if you want to use it in scripts (no confirmation required)
Thanks for your responses. Infact, according to your responses there is no option to release my occupied media. Right now, i have found approx.30 (LTO2) media's in my TL which have occupied media against failed backup.
Suppose if my media have 7-images, 6-images size is approx 200M and 7th image have approx.447G size. If i mark expire to 7th image then the remaining media will come back in scratch pool?
Friends, all of them have done excellent job. I am really satisfied with your responses to understand the issue. Hopes you will continue.