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  1. Jobs that span tapes


    How can I be sure that my backup job is going to span from one tape to the
    second tape in a 2 tape parition? I am using 7.3 the new build. The overwrite
    time is 0 and allow infinit appends. My job this morning faild bacause it
    could not append to the same tape but it should have gone to the second tape.
    The second tape was in scratch media and I have draged it out and rerun the
    job and it went fine on the second tape.

  2. Re: Jobs that span tapes


    The only thing that concerns me is that you have the overwrite protection
    period to 0. If your jobs are set to overwrite, then change this value to
    6 days if your tapes are re-used every 7 days or to 13 days if the tapes
    are used every 2 weeks, etc etc.
    Also make sure the settings for Media Overwrite is set to "partial".

    Good luck.
    M!

    "Brian H" wrote:
    >
    >How can I be sure that my backup job is going to span from one >tape to

    the second tape in a 2 tape partition? I am using 7.3 >the new build. The
    overwrite time is 0 and allow infinite >appends. My job this morning faild
    bacause it could not append >to the same tape but it should have gone to
    the second tape.
    >The second tape was in scratch media and I have draged it out >and rerun

    the job and it went fine on the second tape.


  3. Re: Jobs that span tapes

    do you have a Drive Pool defined, or a Cascading Drive Pool?

    To automatically span tapes it must be the latter. A drive pool
    merely lets BENT write on what it thinks is the oldest tape, first

    Brian H wrote:
    >
    > How can I be sure that my backup job is going to span from one tape to the
    > second tape in a 2 tape parition? I am using 7.3 the new build. The overwrite
    > time is 0 and allow infinit appends. My job this morning faild bacause it
    > could not append to the same tape but it should have gone to the second tape.
    > The second tape was in scratch media and I have draged it out and rerun the
    > job and it went fine on the second tape.


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