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Reuse Tape Media in a new Commmcell

  • 6 April 2022
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Hi, 

We are deconfiguring a TapeLibrary in one Commcell and want to make a clean setup in a different Commcell and reuse the tapes. We do not want to migrate MediaAgents or save data. 

We did configure the TapeLib in the new Commcell but got issues as the tapes indicates that they belongs to a different Commcell. 

What would be the correct way to make the tapes reusable or turn up as new tapes in the new Commcell?  

Regards,

Patrik

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Best answer by Orazan 6 April 2022, 12:46

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Good morning.  There is a check box you need to select on under the properties of the tape Library.

Tape Library Properties > Media Usage Tab > "Overwrite Media (When it is from a different Commcell)"
http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=en-us/universl/library_operations/prop_box/media_usage.htm

Please note this can be dangerous as you can accidentally overwrite unintended media.

It is recommended to de-select this check box when you are finished.
 

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Thanks, It worked perfectly.