NetBackup to duplicate images automatically
One of our BCS customer, is requesting is a feature similar to “TSM Collocation” or “TSM Tape Reclamation”, the idea is that NetBackup automatically duplicates images or fragments from tapes that are nearly empty (For example, with less than the 20% of occupation) to other tapes with the goal of having more empty tapes. It would be desirable if customer could:
- Configure an schedule to tell NetBackup when these duplications must be performed
this duplication should be able to duplicate either complete images or just fragments (when the image is bigger than one tape).
B. Configure a threshold to define the minimum occupation on tape that triggers this automatic duplications.
The current Netbackup commands can only work with images but not with fragments.
In a nutshell:
Situation: Customer has many tapes half empty
Solution proposed by customer: NetBackup to duplicate images automatically with the goal of getting more empty images
Why this request is important? Customer will benefit on having more free tapes reducing costs
Please let me know if you need any further details, this feature would help customer optimize their huge environment in a simple way, any feedback provided regarding the possibility of including this feature would be appreciated.