[OpenAFS] List of expired tapes

Steve Devine sdevine@msu.edu
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:14:18 -0400

Kevin Godby wrote:

> Hello.
> I'm using AFS' backup programs and have a bunch of tapes on the shelf 
> that I know nothing about (aside from their labels).  Is there an easy 
> way to determine which of these tapes are expired and may be safely 
> reused?
> Thanks!
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> Kevin Godby  <godbyk@scl.ameslab.gov>
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If you try to use them in a dump the backup database will declare them 
"not expired" if they are still within your backup expiration window. 
You can put them in and use scantape to see whats on them.
Or you can nuke 'em with a Bulk eraser.

Steve Devine
Storage Systems
Academic Computing & Network Services
Michigan State University

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