You can only have one scratch pool at a time.  So if you change your
existing scratch pool's properties and uncheck the "scratch pool" box,
then create a new scratch pool, your LTO4 media will go to the new
scratch pool (because of the Barcode rule) and your old LTO3 media go to
the old scratch pool and not get used. Another note on the barcode
rules, you can create a <DEFAULT> barcode rule (put "<DEFAULT>" in the
barcode box when creating the rule) to create one rule that applies to
all media that get loaded, regardless of barcode.

-Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: Nate Sanders [mailto:sande...@dmotorworks.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:24 PM
To: Martin, Jonathan
Cc: VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] LTO3 to LTO4 conversion

Or create new LTO4 Pools that contain only LTO4 media, then when the
LTO3 expires back to their pools, these will no longer be used by the
Policies. Thus enforcing only LTO4 media is used. Yeah? All the
information I've been getting is making sense now.

Thanks everyone.


On 05/26/2010 01:07 PM, Martin, Jonathan wrote:
> Barcode rules are only used when injecting new media.  Your existing
> media will return to whatever pool they came from when they expire. If
> you don't want your old LTO3 media to be used anymore then change your
> media type for LTO4 to something different than what your LTO3 media
> use, and reconfigure your drives only to use that media type.
>
> I.e. - LTO3 media type hcart, LTO4 media type hcart1, drive type
hcart1.
>
> NetBackup won't put an "hcart" media an "hcart1" drive.
>
> -Jonathan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> [mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Nate
> Sanders
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:59 PM
> To: judy_hinchcli...@administaff.com
> Cc: VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] LTO3 to LTO4 conversion
>
> That tiny bit of information just answered tons of questions. Thank
you!
>
> So now I know how to properly handle all new incoming LTO4 tapes. And
> ensure they wind up in the LTO4 scratch pool. In order to ensure LTO3s
> wind up in a "dead pool" for old tapes, do I simply enter "L3" as the
> barcode rule? And when are these rules actually processed? I know it's
> used when injecting new tapes, but what other situations does it apply
> these rules?
>
>
> On 05/26/2010 12:16 PM, judy_hinchcli...@administaff.com wrote:
>   
>> Bar code rules can be viewed....
>> Go to the gui and act like you are going to inject tapes into your
>>     
> library
>   
>> Choose the radio button for update volume configuration
>> This will then un-gray the advanced options
>> Click that button and you will see a screen where you configure the
>>     
> barcode rules ( you should be able to find this in the volume manger
> manual)
>   
>>
>> Now the barcode rules are based on what it finds when it scans the
>>     
> barcodes on the tapes.
>   
>> If you lto3 tapes have a L3 in the barcode then you can make a rule
>>     
> telling it 
>   
>> L3's go to  <old pool>
>>
>>
>>
>> Make your rules and put 1 l3 and 1 l4 in the map and inject the
tapes,
>>     
> then see if the tapes end up in the pools you want them to.
>   
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu
>>     
> [mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Nate
> Sanders
>   
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:12 AM
>> To: VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
>> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] LTO3 to LTO4 conversion
>>
>> Getting ready to load in the new LTO4 tapes, but I'm still having a
>>     
> hard
>   
>> time planning the right way to do it. I assume I can make a new LTO4
>> scratch pool that will store all my initial blank media. I disable
the
>> existing scratch pool and this will ensure that only new LTO4 tapes
>>     
> are
>   
>> rotated into my other pools. But how do I make sure the existing LTO3
>> tapes that expire are not put back into this new LTO4 scratch pool?
>> People keep mention barcode rules/labels but I've been unable to find
>> what this means or where to view/manage these. If I were to make new
>> duplicate LTO4 pools for my other volumes (production4, ndmp4,
>>     
> offsite4,
>   
>> etc) would this ensure none of the existing LTO3 tapes are reused?
>>
>> I've been digging through the Media Manager (5.1) Admin manual for a
>> better understanding of how NBU uses scratch/pools and expires tapes,
>> but nothing really seems to explain how it works, just how to manage
>> general tasks. If anyone can help answer my questions and also
provide
>>     
> a
>   
>> better place for me to focus studying on I'd appreciate it.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>> On 05/03/2010 10:23 AM, Nate Sanders wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Forgive me for what may be a straight forward question, but our last
>>> backup admin has left and I'm doing my best to step up and keep our
>>> systems moving along. I'm looking for a general outline of an LTO3
to
>>> LTO4 conversion with Netbackup 5.1 (upgrading is on the list, but we
>>> can't wait to complete it). Right now we still have some LTO2 tapes,
>>>       
> and
>   
>>> I believe I must migrate and/or eject and store these in order to
>>> complete the conversion. Are there any other gotchas or need to
knows
>>>       
> I
>   
>>> must be aware of?
>>>
>>> Thank you much.
>>>
>>> P.S. New member to the list, working on getting scheduled for some
>>> on-line courses.
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>>   
>>     
>
>   


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