Actually ignore the "vmquery ..." portion below.  Forgot this is has been
depricated in current releases and is handled by the "bpexpdate" utility.

-John

On 03/18/2011 01:29 PM, John Meyers wrote:
> If the intent is to re-use the same set of tapes, you'd could either set
> the retention period to something less than 3 weeks (e.g. 19 days) or
> manually expire the images on the tapes prior starting the next backup.
> The later could be done using a combination of the 'bpexpdate' and
> 'vmquery' utilities.
> 
> Something like,
> 
>       bpexpdate -m $media_id -d 0 -force
>       vmquery -deassignbyid $media_id 2 0
> 
> This could probably be scripted with a bpstart_notify.<policy_name> script
> if you knew which tapes you would be using.
> 
> -John
> 
> On 03/18/2011 12:14 PM, Harpreet SINGH wrote:
>>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> Please advise.. Our some of the big size backup's taking 18 hours to
>> complete and these backups spans to 4-5 Tapes.
>>
>> The issue is all the Backup (4-5) Tapes have different expiration time.
>> Assume my backup start at 01:00 am and it takes 18 hours to complete. I
>> have the backup retention policy to 3 weeks.
>> Once the tapes are back after 3 weeks I can see the data expiration is as
>> of 18:00 hours... etc... where my backup will start at 01:00 am  and it
>> will fail with error 96.
>>
>> Please advise how I can expire the backup images before the next  Backup
>> Start Time..
>>
>> With Warm Regards
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