How to Identify an Unknown Tape
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
When a tape containing data is added to the tape library and the tape label displays as "Unknown", you can use DPM to identify the tape.
When DPM identifies the tape, it reads the tape header and updates the tape label as follows:
A tape created by the DPM server displays the assigned tape label.
A tape created by another DPM server displays Imported as the tape label.
A tape that contains content that was not created by DPM displays Unrecognized as the tape label.
A tape that has conflicting identification information, such as the bar code or the on-media identifier, displays Suspect as the tape label.
To identify an unknown tape
In DPM Administrator Console, go to the Management view, and then open the Libraries workspace.
In the display pane, expand the tape library or stand-alone tape drive and select the unknown tape.
Click Identify unknown tape.
Other ResourcesManaging Tapes
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