About labeling NetBackup volumes

When NetBackup labels a volume, it writes a record on the magnetic tape of the volume; the record (or label) includes the NetBackup media ID.

Normally, NetBackup controls the labeling of its volumes. In most cases, NetBackup labels a volume the first time it is used for a backup.

The volume label depends on whether or not the media has a bar code, as follows:

Media are not labeled automatically in the following situations:

To label these media, the following must be true:

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