Long-Term backup to tape not running RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have my short-term backups going to tape once a week, but my monthly long-term Copy to Library job won't run. I don't get an error, it just doesn't start.

    I checked and the PG has co-located set under Optimized and I only have one tape drive in the short-term tape library and the long-term library.

    Friday, March 15, 2013 4:00 PM


  • Hi,

    Hi, Don't know why it isn't starting, - could be this issue.


    But if it had stared it would have failed.  Dataset copy jobs require two tape drives.

    When you go through the PG Wizard for a PG that has two or more long-term recovery goals specified, and you only have a single tape drive, on the "Specify library and tape details" page, you should see a yellow ! with "Please ensure that there are a minimum of two tape drives or two tape libraries for copy backups to succeed.

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    Friday, March 15, 2013 8:22 PM