how can i use the predefined list with omniback 3.1 and windows NT, because i?m using a 40x6 autoloader and i wish to schedule a monday backup of sybase, filesystems, exchange, etc., in the media in slot 1, the tuesday in slot 2 and so on...
please help me, i will apreciate that very much. Thanks.
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You have a few tools available to you to control which tape is used.
You can use a pre-allocation list. You can change the behaviour a little bit further using STRICT or LOOSE and APPENDABLE, NON-APPENDABLE, APPEND INCREMENTALS ONLY.
You can also use POOLS to limit which tapes are used.
Omniback does not manage on the basis of SLOTS. Slot 1 may be Tuesday's tape as far as you are concerned...but when Omniback loads the tape it reads the tape header to figure out which tape it just loaded.
By the way - when you move tapes physically, it is important to re-SCAN the slots so that Omniback can update its internal list (database) of which tapes are available.
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Try to initialize tapes in the order you want them to be used. The allocation order of the media pool are based on the order you initialize them. You can pre-allocate by slot in OmniBack (which will be a nice feature.)