Idea ID: 1673095

Schedule scan of a library

Status : Declined
over 2 years ago

In some environments the media changes constantly. So scan is needed, even format will be needed. 

A good idea could be add this option to schedule scans, barcode scan and formats. 

Rescan option option already exists, but will need an enhancement to be used in copy, replication and restores. 

Also, this option can offer the chance to perform operations before the backups start. 

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  • Hi ,

    It does work. I use it in all my environments. At least for backups you never have an outdated library repository. Moving media to pools can be done at any time since this is an IDB only operation.

    [Normal] From: BSM@server.domain.com "BACKUP"  Time: 02.11.2018 10:01:04
    	Starting rescan of library "MSL6480" with drive "MSL6480_D6".

    You also asked for media initialization (format). This can also be automated if you configure the global InitOnLoosePolicy=1 and use a the Allocation Policy Loose on the media pool configured for backup.

    Regards,
    Sebastian Koehler

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  • Hi ,

    It does work. I use it in all my environments. At least for backups you never have an outdated library repository. Moving media to pools can be done at any time since this is an IDB only operation.

    [Normal] From: BSM@server.domain.com "BACKUP"  Time: 02.11.2018 10:01:04
    	Starting rescan of library "MSL6480" with drive "MSL6480_D6".

    You also asked for media initialization (format). This can also be automated if you configure the global InitOnLoosePolicy=1 and use a the Allocation Policy Loose on the media pool configured for backup.

    Regards,
    Sebastian Koehler

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