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BRMS command to check for available Media in Tape Library
Request to supply a command to pre-check that the required media are available in the Tape Library before BRMS backup starts.
During night, BRMS jobs are running in the background to save parts of the system. In case no useful expired media (of a particular media class) is available in the Tape Library when the evening backup starts, the backup job will prompt asking to load the correct media. This is a bit late , since we are not in the office when the backup starts. Our request is to have a BRMS command to be able to check that the required media is available in the Tape library . If such a command is available, we could schedule a job in the afternoon to perform that check.
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