Bad Tape, how to recopy jobs from synchronous copy?

  • 5 September 2023
  • 2 replies

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Good morning,

I have the following scenario:

  • 2 tape libraries A (primary) and B (secondary)
  • 1 tape on library A went bad, we’re marking it as bad and removing it from the library


How do I trigger Commvault to copy those missing jobs from the secondary library B, to a new tape on A?


Best regards,


2 replies

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Hi @dmoes ,


Good day.

Change the precedence of the copy policy and start the aux copy from B to A.

Note: During the aux copy process it's good to suspend the backup jobs to that storage policy.

After the completion of the aux copy, change the precedence back.




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Hello @Wasim,

Thank you for your reply, this is indeed what was going through our mind on how to fix this.

Sad though, that Commvault doesn’t provide an automated check.


Why would we suspend the backup jobs though, does it really matter?


Best regards,