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How do you discover multiple tapes

How do you discover multiple tapes

How do you discover multiple tapes

This is probably an easy one, but I can't see how to do this.

I had a problem over the weekend where 70 tapes were moved to the retired media pool. I need to bring these back into the default scratch pool, so selected all the tapes and deleted all 70 in one hit, so as to rediscover them as valid tapes.

However, if i then go to the 'media in library' pool, and select the 70 tapes now shown with a '?', the only option given on right click is 'prevent export'. The only way i can see to manually re-discover them is to discover them one by one. Surely there must be a quicker way of manually re-discovering a batch of tapes....or isn't there?

Enable auto discovery is enabled on the library, but it doesn't appear to be possible to control when and how often they are discovered, which currently seems to be at lengthy intervals.


RE: How do you discover multiple tapes

If you browse to Libraries, and then right click on the Tape Library there should be a Discover Media menu option.

Not sure if that is what you need though, but might be worth a shot.

RE: How do you discover multiple tapes

haha, i swear blind i'd tried that before, but just tried it again, and it does indeed discover them en masse.

Many Thanks clown


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