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clear/reset return date of scratch tapes from Iron Mountain vault

Genericus
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I started a vault, and realized I had an issue, so I killed the vault.

I ran an inventory to ensure NetBackup knew what tapes were where, and restarted the vault.

The initial vault had set a "Return Date" value in the returning scratch tapes, and the vault picking list from the second run did not include those tapes. I am pretty sure these tapes will never come back.

I have 49 tapes with 9:06 time and 2 with 9:13, those two were the ones on the vault picking list.

How do I reset or clear out that "Return Date" value so tomorrow vault will recall those tapes? 

NetBackup 10.2.0.1 on Flex 5360, duplicating via SLP to Access 3350, duplicating via SLP to LTO8 in SL8500 via ACSLS
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Amol_Nair
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vltoffsitemedia is the command that you are looking for.. It has a switch -change which allows you to change or clear these fields..

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/15263389-130536298-0/v14673200-130536298

Example 3 should give you a brief idea on clearing the fields

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Amol_Nair
Level 6
Employee
vltoffsitemedia is the command that you are looking for.. It has a switch -change which allows you to change or clear these fields..

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/15263389-130536298-0/v14673200-130536298

Example 3 should give you a brief idea on clearing the fields

Genericus
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for i in EACH MEDIA NEEDED TO CHANGE

do

echo $i

vltoffsitemedia -change -m $i -vltreturn 0

done

Worked like a champ, adding to my list of cool commands.

 

Edited - removing too much information prevents it from coming back! 

-vltname "" -vltsession 0 -vltslot 0 -vltsent 0 -vltreturn 0

NetBackup 10.2.0.1 on Flex 5360, duplicating via SLP to Access 3350, duplicating via SLP to LTO8 in SL8500 via ACSLS