RE: Does the Rman Catalog hold tape volume names?
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:01:57 -0700
Just beware - the information from the media column will be useless if your backup is going to a disk staging area before it goes to tape, and it also won't tell you if your backup spanned multiple tapes, or if it was migrated later to a different tape from the original by your media management software. It's really just there for looks - it can't be relied on.
What is the retention on your backups? Maybe it's only 14 days and 1/29 is still within that policy, but 1/27 is not?
If you were on Netbackup, I'd recommend using the bplist and/or bpclimagelist commands to search the Netbackup catalog directly for your backups, but I don't know what the equivalent is for TSM.
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