Next tape


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Sep 19, 2023

I'm using a standalone TBU and I want to know if there's a way to find out the label of the next tape needed for the backup job before it starts running. This will allow me to replace the old one with the next needed tape right away.

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for tape backup jobs, there is a columns that previews which tape will (probably) be taken if nothing changes until the backup job starts (not considering other backup jobs though)

for manually initiated backups that's not really possible since it depends on exactly when you start the backup (because of allocation and retention policies for the media pool)

it should not be problem though, since you could simply start it, it will then tell you which tape it wants and you put it in


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