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backup - wait for new tape

Hi all!

Please help me.

We have robotic library with 8 slots for LTO3 tape.

My weekly full backup, size this backup greater 3.2TB and my backup job end with (all media is full): 

Status = unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available.

Can I temporarily pause a job, change the tapes and start job again?

 

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Problem is that you will only

Problem is that you will only know a when job has failed with Status 96.

You can enable checkpoints on all Filesystem Backups, with will mark Status 96 job as Incomplete. 
Once you have changed tapes, you can resume the Incomplete jobs.

See this as a workaround.

Your environment has outgrown your backup infrastructure and should be sufficient motivation to upgrade technology.
LTO3 has been marked EOL by all manufacturers.
LTO6 is the current tape drives being sold.

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Accepted Solution!

Problem is that you will only

Problem is that you will only know a when job has failed with Status 96.

You can enable checkpoints on all Filesystem Backups, with will mark Status 96 job as Incomplete. 
Once you have changed tapes, you can resume the Incomplete jobs.

See this as a workaround.

Your environment has outgrown your backup infrastructure and should be sufficient motivation to upgrade technology.
LTO3 has been marked EOL by all manufacturers.
LTO6 is the current tape drives being sold.

View solution in original post