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Move media to another media pool

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To move media to another media pool

  1. Open Removable Storage.

  2. If Removable Storage is in Simple view, on the View menu, click Full.

  3. In the console tree, click Contents.


    • Removable Storage (computer name)/Libraries/applicable library/Contents

  4. In the details pane, drag the applicable tape or disk from the details pane over to the applicable media pool in the console tree.


  • To complete this procedure, you need the appropriate administrative credentials for the affected Removable Storage item. To maintain system security, rather than logging in as an administrator, log in as a user without administrative credentials, and run Removable Storage as an administrator by right-clicking the Computer Management icon, clicking Run As, and choosing an account in the local Administrators group.

  • To open Removable Storage, click Start and then click Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. In the console tree, double-click Storage and then click Removable Storage.

  • When moving media to a free media pool, make sure the data on the tape or disk you are moving is no longer needed. Data will be automatically deleted when the tape or disk is moved to a free media pool. To manually delete data before moving media to a free media pool, right-click the tape or disk and then click Free.

  • You cannot move read-only media, such as compact discs, to a free media pool.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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