WORM Media - Overview

WORM (Write-once-read-many) media are non rewritable data storage media. Once the WORM media is fully used, the media is not recycled when it is pruned. It is moved automatically to the Retired Media pool.

Tape libraries can be configured to use WORM media. If you plan to use WORM media, ensure that the Automatically detect WORM Tape Media option is enabled in the MediaAgents that is associated with the libraries where you plan to use the WORM media.

License Requirements

This feature requires a Feature License to be available in the CommServe® Server.

Review general license requirements included in Traditional License - Getting Started. Also, Traditional License - Advanced provides step-by-step instructions on how to view and apply licenses.

Important Considerations

If you have any discovered spare WORM media in a blind library, then deconfiguring the library leaves the discovered spare WORM Media unusable. The media cannot be used when the library is configured back again. So be careful when you add WORM media to a blind library for spare use.