how to tell an expired tape?
If a tape is in the library, I can see if the protection has expired or not. How about if a particular tape is not in the library? How can I tell if a particular tape has expired protection? Is there a database I can look at?
Re: how to tell an expired tape?
You need to know one of the following
- Media :Label
- Barcode Label (if available)
- Medium ID
These are functionality equivalent
If you are in the Data Protector GUI< in Devices and Media, expand Devices, Expand your Library, and single-click on the word 'Slots'; in the list of media, you will see Protection. If there is a date or if it is Permanent, the media is still protected. If it says None or Expired, that si pretty self explanatory. If you see a medium in the library that you are interested in, you can right-click on it, go to Properties, and pick the Objects tab.
If you don't see it in the Library, you would have to know one of the 3 pieces of information above. For example, to get a list of media used for a particular backup, get the session ID, and run
omnidb -session [session_id] -media Do not include the [ ] marks
This will display all pieces of information. Copy one of teh 3, and run the command
omnimm -media_info [media id] -detail Do not include teh [ ] characters