Importing tapes during backup job - Veritas Backup Exec

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    I posted this a few weeks ago and got no answers. I'd still like one, if possible,
    so here it is again.

    My tape changer doesn't hold enough tapes to do our backup job and
    asks for me to "Import" another scratch tape during the job after the other
    tapes are full.

    What is the correct procedure for getting old tapes out of the drive and
    new tapes into the drive and "Imported" into the tape job, which is looking
    for a new overwritable tape so it can continue the backup job? I've done
    it several
    times, never the same way twice with varying results. I'd like the 'correct'
    procedure, so I can do it more than once.

    If I put the tapes in first and then use the IMPORT job, it tells me that
    the slots aren't empty. If I IMPORT first, then the drive starts looking
    for a tape in all the slots and never gives me a chance to put in the new
    tape.

    I'm confused.

    BUEX for NW v9.1/Dell 122T tape drive/ NW 6.5

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Re: Importing tapes during backup job - Doesn't anyone else have this problem or an answer?


    "walt zschirnt" wrote:
    >
    >I posted this a few weeks ago and got no answers. I'd still like one, if

    possible,
    >so here it is again.
    >
    >My tape changer doesn't hold enough tapes to do our backup job and
    >asks for me to "Import" another scratch tape during the job after the other
    >tapes are full.
    >
    >What is the correct procedure for getting old tapes out of the drive and
    >new tapes into the drive and "Imported" into the tape job, which is looking
    >for a new overwritable tape so it can continue the backup job? I've done
    >it several
    >times, never the same way twice with varying results. I'd like the 'correct'
    >procedure, so I can do it more than once.
    >
    >If I put the tapes in first and then use the IMPORT job, it tells me that
    >the slots aren't empty. If I IMPORT first, then the drive starts looking
    >for a tape in all the slots and never gives me a chance to put in the new
    >tape.
    >
    >I'm confused.
    >
    >BUEX for NW v9.1/Dell 122T tape drive/ NW 6.5
    >
    >Thanks for your help.



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