[Veritas-bu] Tape labelling on standalone drives

2001-12-02 11:49:43
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Tape labelling on standalone drives
From: larry.kingery AT veritas DOT com (Larry Kingery)
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 11:49:43 -0500 (EST)
Not if they all share the same volume database host (which is
preferred to be the master).  The first will be A00000, the second
A00001, etc.

There is a MEDIA_ID_PREFIX that can change that from "A" to whatever
you like.  I'm not sure if that goes on the media server, in which
case you could put a different prefix for each if you wanted.  I'd
think that this would instead go on the volume database host, but I'm
not sure.

Personally, I prelabel (bplabel) any tapes that don't have barcodes.
That way I'm absolutely sure the external and internal labels match
ahead of time.  But this is just a preference.

Noel Lindsay Hunt writes:
> The default behaviour for netbackup when confronted with
> an unlabelled tape is to label it with the default media
> id, `A' followed by 5 digits.
> If I have several media servers each with a standalone
> drive, does this mean that the first time I backup to
> each of these standalone drives, each tape will be
> labelled `A00000'?
> Does anyone have any recommendations for labelling
> tapes on multiple standalone drives?
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Larry Kingery 
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