[Networker] How to find a piece of a save set that spans?

2010-10-06 18:08:31
Subject: [Networker] How to find a piece of a save set that spans?
From: George Sinclair <George.Sinclair AT NOAA DOT GOV>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 18:07:33 -0400

We have 19 save sets that we've just backed up. These have also been cloned. Each of these save sets is 1+ TB and consist of a number of smaller sized sub-directories, e.g. 300 KB, 2.4 GB, 19 GB, etc. The tape pool is indexed. All of these save sets span multiple tapes (minimally 3-4 tapes) as they were multiplexed together (parallelism=4) during backup.
I'd like to run a browseable recover test (nwrecover or CLI recover) on
 a couple of random sub-directories from each save set, but I'd like
to also pick a few that span at least two tapes. I don't want to recover
the whole save set, however, as these are all very large.
Is there a way I can determine which directories span two tapes?

Will I have to just select random directories, using nwrecover or CLI recover, until I find one that shows two volumes required?


George Sinclair
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