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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?

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Bob_Clark Absent Member.
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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



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