Importing media to a robotic library

You must create an import media job to insert media into your robotic library so that the Backup Exec database is updated.

Before you create an import media job, note the following:

You can select any number of slots to import.

The Backup Exec import media job fully supports robotic libraries with portals. When this job is run, the slots you selected are checked for media. If media is found, it is exported to the portals. After all the media has been exported, you are prompted to insert new media into the portal so it can be imported. This process continues until all of the requested media has been imported into the robotic library.

You can monitor this job on the Job Monitor.

To import media to a robotic library

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. Select the robotic library.

  3. Click Slots.

  4. On the Results pane, select the slots you want to import media to.

  5. Under Media Tasks in the task pane, select Import media.

  6. Complete the appropriate options as follows:

    Job name

    Type a name for the job or accept the default name.

    Job priority

    Select the priority for the job.

    Available options are as follows:

    • Lowest

    • Low

    • Medium

    • High

    • Highest

  7. If the media does not have a bar code, or if you want Backup Exec to automatically create an inventory job to run after the import job completes, under Settings, click Options, and then select Auto-inventory after import is completed.

  8. If you want Backup Exec to notify someone when the job completes, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification.

    See Setting up notification for alerts.

  9. Do one of the following:

    • To run the job now, click Run Now.

    • To set scheduling options, on the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule.

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Scheduling jobs