If you use the following
instructions to duplicate a volume manually, the tape appears on
the Picking List for Vault report when it expires and is recalled
from the offsite vault as part of your normal operations.
To duplicate a volume manually
Duplicate the volume
manually by using the bpduplicate
command. When duplicating the volume, specify the same off-site
volume pool used for the volume already vaulted.
Assign the vault vendor's
slot number for the volume by using the vltoffsitemedia command. The slot number is
assigned in the vltslot field.
You can assign values to
other vault fields if desired.
Do not assign a value to
the vltreturn field. If you assign a
value, the volume never appears on the Picking List for Vault
Move the volume into the
off-site volume group by using the vmchange command. Use the same off-site volume
group as the first vaulted copy.
If the volume is in the
same off-site volume group and the same off-site volume pool used
by the regularly scheduled Vault profile, this volume will appear
on the Picking List for Vault report when the first vaulted copy
expires (if you did not assign a value to the vltreturn field).
Eject the volume.
Edit the file of the
Picking List for Robot report to insert this volume into the list,
then print the report and give it to the vault vendor.
See the NetBackup Commands manual for information about the
bpduplicate and vltoffsitemedia commands.
See also, "Using
NetBackup Commands" in the NetBackup Administration Console