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recopying contents from a tape that was physically dropped and is no longer usable

  • 13 February 2023
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Hello! This morning I was all thumbs and dropped a tape. This caused the little pin inside to come loose and the tape was barely holding. I have to consider it dead now. Is there a way to flag the data inside to be recopied to another tape?

 

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Best answer by Ledoesp 15 February 2023, 10:04

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Hi @Christian Moisan 

You can use the Media Refresh operation to copy the contents from the old tape to a new tape.

https://documentation.commvault.com/2022e/expert/10526_selecting_media_for_refresh_job_manually.html

Let me know if you have any questions

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Please list the content of the tape from the console and take note of the job ID’s. Now check in the storage policy if these jobs are still in a copy on disk media. If they are you can select them to be copied again, quickest method is this one:

https://documentation.commvault.com/2023/expert/11500_recopying_all_jobs_associated_with_specified_media.html

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Thanks, I ended up right clicking on the tape and selecting re-copy. This did the trick!

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