How to replace tapes that have read-write errors?
The TSM backups go to primary storage (disk) from there it is put on tapes. There are database backups going to tapes also. There is no copy pool. I was given the task to replace all of the tapes in the tape library. The tapes have been in there for a very long time. There are no empty slots in the tape library. What would be a good strategy to replace the tapes even if I have to do it one or 2 at a time. I think there is about 43 slots.
If you have a lot of scratch tapes, the easiest is this:
- Set the tape pool to read only
- Replace scratch tapes with new tapes
- Create a new tape pool and set this as nextstg for the old tape pool
- Migrate data
If it is just a few scratch tapes, you can move volumes one by one in the same pool:
- Set the old volumes with data to read only
- Use the move data