Re: [Networker] Can someone confirm the following about "scratch"

2008-05-02 19:14:03
Subject: Re: [Networker] Can someone confirm the following about "scratch"
From: Davina Treiber <Davina.Treiber AT PEEVRO.CO DOT UK>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 00:10:24 +0100
Dennis Peacock wrote:
I'd love to know how to setup a scratch pool on Networker and have all expired 
volumes go TO the scratch pool. Just like Backup Express or Netbackup.

NetWorker doesn't do that. You can set up a scratch pool of sorts, but tapes will not go into it when they become recyclable. If it did that you would lose the ability to recover (in an emergency) from a recyclable tape.

There was a discussion about this recently - check the archives.

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