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Hello,

 

I had my scripts running well before our Multiloader died. I had to replace it with a single tape unit. The old drive was only 320mb and the new tapes are 1.6gb, so I can now use 2 backup scripts instead of 4 (because the new tapes can hold so much more data).

 

Here is what I have for equipment:

 

Hardware - Software versions:

Window 2003 server Standard Edition SP2

Retrospect Multi Server V. 7.6.123 driver update and hot fix v 7.6.2.101

Tandberg Data LTO-4

Adpatec Ultra320 SCSI card

 

 

 

Where I am confused is I created 2 backup sets:

New Backup Set 1

New Backup Set 2

 

What I want to do is recycle my 4 tapes (1 per week for each backup set).

 

My tapes are named: (It named them using this convention, and I have no problems renaming them if it will make this more clear)

1 New Backup Set 1

2 New Backup Set 1

 

1 New Backup Set 2

2 New Backup Set 2

 

What I would like is this week use "1 New Backup Set 1" for my New Backup Set 1 backups script and use "1 New Backup Set 2" for my New Backup Set 2 script.

 

Then next week use "2 New Backup Set 1" for my New Backup Set 1 backups script and use "2 New Backup Set 2" for my New Backup Set 2 script.

 

Do I have to make them "Members" of the backup set scripts? (so New Backup Set 1 would have 2 members, "1 New Backup Set 1" and "2 New Backup Set 1"?)

 

When I try to recycle them like I suggested above, it keeps wanting to rename "2 New Backup Set 1" to "1 New Backup Set".

 

I have tried just about every naming/scheduling scenarion I can think of. I googled this and tried to use the retrospect PDF and I am still confused and end up with the same "insert a tape and I will rename it with the same name of the tape you just had in there".

 

I appreciate any help with this.

 

Thanks,

Don

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A recycle backup will reset the media set so whenever you want to run one make sure to have the first tape of the media set in the drive or it will try to erase the current media and use that as the first member of media set.

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