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Error Information is Displayed When the NetBackup Deletes Tapes

Publication Date:  2012-07-19 Views:  326 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
When you try to delete a tape on the NetBackup administration console, the NetBackup prompts that assigned media cannot be deleted.
Alarm Information
Handling Process
Step 1  Run a command in the following format to make tapes expire.
$NBU installation directory $/bin/admincmd/bpexpdate -m 000014 -d 0 –froce
Step 2  Delete tapes on the NetBackup administration console.

Root Cause
The media has been allocated by the NetBackup to a client for backup and its status is changed from available to assigned. If the backup data that does not expire exists after the backup operation is performed, the tape cannot be deleted.