A couple of questions related to media refresh, in this case with LTO-5 tapes, single primary copy:
1. I freed up 500+ tapes running the process, but some tapes had read errors, and I had to "unpick" them to continue the job. Since Commvault is job based tracking for data, does this mean all the data for a job that spanned multiple tapes is bad/lost? Or can I catalog the volumes for a job OTHER than the bad one, and recover data for that portion of the job?
2. I have four sites with single tape drive libraries, and the main site has eight drives, all with unique bar code prefixes, and all using "Default Scratch" as the pool to create the transitive copies. If I place 10 tapes with a different bar code range in the main site's library, how can I ensure the media refresh will pick up one of the two scratch volumes with that same VOLSER? In other words, when scratch, the storage policy is no longer associated with the tape. And I have my doubts that Commvault's media refresh will pick up on the "last library written in" flag. I'd rather not create a global storage policy or define a uniquely named scratch pool, but if it comes to that, I'll do it.
Thanks in advance.