About suspending vaulted media

Suspend unexpired media that is recalled and injected back into the robot so NetBackup does not write images to it. Suspending media before it is ejected also helps to prevent errors from ejecting media that is in use. Vault profile Eject tab options let you suspend the media that is ejected so you do not have to suspend it if it is recalled. You also can choose to suspend media before it is ejected so that partial images are not written to that media.

Suspend options available on the Vault profile Eject tab are as follows:

Suspend this Session's Media option

To suspend media in the profile eject list for the current session. If you select Immediately, no more images are written to the media. If you select At Time of Eject, images may be written to the media until the media are ejected. Select At Time of Eject if you want the media sent offsite to be full.

Because Suspend this Session's Media operates on media in the eject list, it does not use more CPU cycles selecting media to suspend.

Suspend Media for the Next Session option

To prevent partial images from being written onto media that contains images to be vaulted. Use this option only if you vault original images and want to avoid vaulting partial images on backup media.

You should carefully consider whether to use this option. It uses extra CPU cycles because it queries all of the databases again and applies all of the Choose Backups filters again. Also, this option does not suspend media that is in use, such as media to which NetBackup is writing backup images. However, Vault does enable you to narrow the image search by entering a time window on Eject tab.

This option suspends duplicate media created by Vault; however, the Suspend this Session's Media option is a better choice for suspending duplicate media because it does not use CPU cycles to select media to suspend.


Vault only suspends media in offsite volume pools specified on the Eject tab.

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