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I would like to recycle a tape we last used maybe 6 months ago. How can I tell if this tape is still needed for a future restore?

 

We typically do incremental backups, with the last full backup maybe 8 months ago (strategy soon to change to include more Full backups).

 

I've been toying with setting it to "missing," running Verify, recreating the catalog, etc. But none of these seem to answer the specific question of, "Is it safe to overwrite this old tape?"

 

Thanks!! ~Kim

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