07-12-2000 12:13 PM
please help me, i will apreciate that very much.
07-12-2000 02:30 PM
You have a few tools available to you to control which tape is used.
You can use a pre-allocation list. You can change the behaviour a little bit further using STRICT or LOOSE and APPENDABLE, NON-APPENDABLE, APPEND INCREMENTALS ONLY.
You can also use POOLS to limit which tapes are used.
Omniback does not manage on the basis of SLOTS. Slot 1 may be Tuesday's tape as far as you are concerned...but when Omniback loads the tape it reads the tape header to figure out which tape it just loaded.
By the way - when you move tapes physically, it is important to re-SCAN the slots so that Omniback can update its internal list (database) of which tapes are available.
07-12-2000 02:44 PM
You can also select 'options for tape device' and choose a pool or add a tape (order of usage) allocation list.
You use the devices and media area (pools) to select the media allocation policy (loose/strict) and media usage policy (appendable/incremental/non-appendable)
07-12-2000 02:47 PM
In the back up specification, go to the destination tab - highlight your tape drive.
You should now be able to click on the properties button...
07-13-2000 09:26 AM
07-13-2000 10:13 AM
Here is a FAQ that covers allocation order...