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  1. Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)

    Hello,
    Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    TIA
    nick

  2. Re: Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)


    Not through the GUI

    I think you could do it with BEMCMD, but don't remember the option off the
    top of my head.

    Why would you want to wchedule this any way?

    "nickv" wrote:
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    >Hello,=20
    >Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this =
    >would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    >TIA
    >nick
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    Hello,

    >
    Is it possible to create a job that =
    >will eject=20
    >tapes?* I guess this would be called a New Device Job, but I can't =
    >find it=20
    >anywhere in 8.6.

    >
    TIA

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    nick

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  3. Re: Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)


    Should be on the Install Media in the ..\Utils directory.
    From a CMD prompt you can do "BEMCMD /? > BEMCMD.TXT to get a list of all
    the switches and what they do for reference.

    If you use different media sets, when the incr kicks off, if the overnight
    tape is still loaded, it will kick it out and wait for a new tape.

    "nickv" wrote:
    >Thanks for the reply Ken,
    >I manage backups in 7 different cities and want 'last night's' tapes to

    be
    >ejected before a noon incremental starts. I depend on someone in each
    >office to remember to replace the tape, and they tend to forget 2-3X a week.
    >I'm also fairly new to Backup Exec, can you tell me where I can find
    >information on BEMCMD?
    >Thanks!
    >
    >
    >"Ken Putnam" wrote in message
    >news:3e1c5597$1@hronntp01....
    >>
    >> Not through the GUI
    >>
    >> I think you could do it with BEMCMD, but don't remember the option off

    the
    >> top of my head.
    >>
    >> Why would you want to wchedule this any way?
    >>
    >> "nickv" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >Hello,=20
    >> >Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this =
    >> >would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    >> >TIA
    >> >nick
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > >> >charset=3Diso-8859-1">
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    Hello,

    >> >
    Is it possible to create a job that
    =
    >> >will eject=20
    >> >tapes? I guess this would be called a New Device Job, but I can't =
    >> >find it=20
    >> >anywhere in 8.6.

    >> >
    TIA

    >> >
    nick

    >> >
    >> >

    >>

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    >



  4. Re: Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)

    Thanks for the reply Ken,
    I manage backups in 7 different cities and want 'last night's' tapes to be
    ejected before a noon incremental starts. I depend on someone in each
    office to remember to replace the tape, and they tend to forget 2-3X a week.
    I'm also fairly new to Backup Exec, can you tell me where I can find
    information on BEMCMD?
    Thanks!


    "Ken Putnam" wrote in message
    news:3e1c5597$1@hronntp01....
    >
    > Not through the GUI
    >
    > I think you could do it with BEMCMD, but don't remember the option off the
    > top of my head.
    >
    > Why would you want to wchedule this any way?
    >
    > "nickv" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >Hello,=20
    > >Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this =
    > >would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    > >TIA
    > >nick
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > >charset=3Diso-8859-1">
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    Hello,

    > >
    Is it possible to create a job that =
    > >will eject=20
    > >tapes? I guess this would be called a New Device Job, but I can't =
    > >find it=20
    > >anywhere in 8.6.

    > >
    TIA

    > >
    nick

    > >
    > >

    >




  5. Re: Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)

    There is a tick box on the job settings or options tab (not in front of a server at mo so can't check where) which tells backup exec to eject the tape when the job completes. Is this what you are after ?

    Cheers
    Simon
    "nickv" wrote in message news:3e1c461a@hronntp01....
    Hello,
    Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    TIA
    nick


  6. Re: Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)

    Thanks Simon, initially I thought that would solve the problem, but then I'm
    stuck creating different jobs for Fridays only as I run SS incrementals on
    the same tape....I've found the switch for BEMCMD, it is /o115. I will try
    this and report back.
    Nick
    "Simon Naylor" wrote in message
    news:3e1c6a88@hronntp01....
    There is a tick box on the job settings or options tab (not in front of a
    server at mo so can't check where) which tells backup exec to eject the tape
    when the job completes. Is this what you are after ?

    Cheers
    Simon
    "nickv" wrote in message
    news:3e1c461a@hronntp01....
    Hello,
    Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this
    would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    TIA
    nick


  7. Re: Newbie - Scheduled Eject (Device Job)

    Update:
    I created a batch file that will do this for me, it works very well! I will
    now create a task to do this at a specified time, thanks for all your help!
    Nick
    "nickv" wrote in message news:3e1c8b27@hronntp01....
    Thanks Simon, initially I thought that would solve the problem, but then
    I'm stuck creating different jobs for Fridays only as I run SS incrementals
    on the same tape....I've found the switch for BEMCMD, it is /o115. I will
    try this and report back.
    Nick
    "Simon Naylor" wrote in message
    news:3e1c6a88@hronntp01....
    There is a tick box on the job settings or options tab (not in front of
    a server at mo so can't check where) which tells backup exec to eject the
    tape when the job completes. Is this what you are after ?

    Cheers
    Simon
    "nickv" wrote in message
    news:3e1c461a@hronntp01....
    Hello,
    Is it possible to create a job that will eject tapes? I guess this
    would be called a New Device Job, but I can't find it anywhere in 8.6.
    TIA
    nick


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