Re: How to keep Backup sets/tapes specific to a magazine?

2001-01-16 Thread mark . maytum

I believe if you have a storage set named Bob and you erase and name all your tapes in a magazine, 1-Bob...8-Bob, etc. (assuming an 8 tape mag) ANY other backup set assigned to that script will be able to use those empty named tapes. Only after they have data on them does retrospect really assign them to the Bob backup set.

Now this is under 4.2. If you name an empty tape, it really means nothing until the backup set actually writes to it. Same under 4.3? I don't know.







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I thought if you named a tape that Retrospect would NOT use it. ???
Is that not true?
When Retrospect is waiting for a tape, the message on the screen says waiting for a blank tape named script name or empty. (or something similar) I didn't think a script would grab it if the tape was named.
Tim







RE: How to keep Backup sets/tapes specific to a magazine?

2001-01-16 Thread Kraut, David








Thanks for
the help on this problem. Being
able to name a set of blank tapes so that another backup set cannot write over
that set of tapes would be a nice feature in a future release of Retrospect. Until then, I will take the advice of
the person that suggested creating only one script and manually changing the Destination
when I change the magazine. At
least this way I will have magazines that I know contain only members of the
same backup set.

This is
important because I always keep a magazine offsite and I want to be sure that I
have everything I need to restore in case of disaster.



David 





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I believe if you have a storage set
named Bob and you erase and name all your tapes in a magazine,
1-Bob...8-Bob, etc. (assuming an 8 tape mag) ANY other backup
set assigned to that script will be able to use those empty named tapes. Only
after they have data on them does retrospect really assign them to the Bob
backup set. 

Now this is under 4.2. If you
name an empty tape, it really means nothing until the backup set actually
writes to it. Same under 4.3? I don't know. 





 
  
  
  
  
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I thought if you named a tape that Retrospect would NOT use it. ???
Is that not true?
When Retrospect is waiting for a tape, the message on the screen says waiting
for a blank tape named script name or empty. (or something similar)
I didn't think a script would grab it if the tape was named.
Tim













Re: How to keep Backup sets/tapes specific to a magazine?

2001-01-15 Thread Tim David
Title: Re: How to keep Backup sets/tapes specific to a magazine?



I thought if you named a tape that Retrospect would NOT use it. ???
Is that not true?
When Retrospect is waiting for a tape, the message on the screen says waiting for a blank tape named script name or empty. (or something similar) I didn't think a script would grab it if the tape was named.
Tim



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David, 

It's not pretty, but here's what we do: 

We have a whole bunch of magazines and we assign a different backup set to each magazine (obviously). But we only assign one backup set at a time to the single script. Each week on Monday morning, it is someone's task to switch the magazine and manually edit the script to use the next backup set for the new magazine - at any given moment the backup script has only one backup set assigned to it. Hope that makes sense. 

I *thought* I remember someone from Dantz saying awhile ago that in a future version you'll be able to manually assign an empty tape to a storage set. If you name an empty tape now, Retrospect still sees it as blank and will use it however it sees fit. Granted, that's a feature, not a bug. But it would also be a good feature to override that feature. :-) 

Mark Maytum 
Pompanoosuc Mills Corporation 



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I have (2) backup sets and scripts ( Backup Set A and Backup Set B and
Script A and Script B). Each Backup set has (6) tapes in a separate
magazine ( Magazine A and Magazine B ) which I use in my Surestore DLT 818
Autoloader. I do not want Backup Set A tapes in magazine A to ever mix with
the tapes in Backup Set B magazine B. However, If I forget to remove the
magazine on the day the script switches from A to B and there is an empty
tape on the inserted magazine, Retrospect will create a new tape labeled
with the other backup set and start backing up to tape causing a mix of
backup set A and B? Is there anyway to stop this while still allowing
Retrospect to use an available tape if it runs out of room? 

Thanks!

David









Re: How to keep Backup sets/tapes specific to a magazine?

2001-01-13 Thread mark . maytum

David,

It's not pretty, but here's what we do:

We have a whole bunch of magazines and we assign a different backup set to each magazine (obviously). But we only assign one backup set at a time to the single script. Each week on Monday morning, it is someone's task to switch the magazine and manually edit the script to use the next backup set for the new magazine - at any given moment the backup script has only one backup set assigned to it. Hope that makes sense.

I *thought* I remember someone from Dantz saying awhile ago that in a future version you'll be able to manually assign an empty tape to a storage set. If you name an empty tape now, Retrospect still sees it as blank and will use it however it sees fit. Granted, that's a feature, not a bug. But it would also be a good feature to override that feature. :-)

Mark Maytum
Pompanoosuc Mills Corporation







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I have (2) backup sets and scripts ( Backup Set A and Backup Set B and
Script A and Script B). Each Backup set has (6) tapes in a separate
magazine ( Magazine A and Magazine B ) which I use in my Surestore DLT 818
Autoloader. I do not want Backup Set A tapes in magazine A to ever mix with
the tapes in Backup Set B magazine B. However, If I forget to remove the
magazine on the day the script switches from A to B and there is an empty
tape on the inserted magazine, Retrospect will create a new tape labeled
with the other backup set and start backing up to tape causing a mix of
backup set A and B? Is there anyway to stop this while still allowing
Retrospect to use an available tape if it runs out of room?  

Thanks!

David