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Recall Media - Configuration

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Recall Media Using List Media (Media Prediction)

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To recall media using List Media (Media Prediction):

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient associated with the media you wish to recall and click List Media.

    Note that you can use the Specify Browse Time and Exclude Data Before options to list media between a specified date and time range.

  2. From the List Media dialog box, select the media you wish to recall and click Recall Media.

    The Recall Media dialog box appears.

  3. From the General tab, select the following:
    • The time until which the media would be retained in the library for read operations.
    • A reason for recalling the media.
  4. From the Destination tab, configure the following destination options:
    • Click the Track Transit option and select the transit location from the list, to track the transit information.
    • Select the desired Destination.
    • If desired, select the Move Media to Overwrite Protection Pool option along with the desired pool to which the media will be moved.
    • Select Acknowledge the action as Reached Destination automatically if desired.

      Note that this option is not available if Indefinite is selected in the General tab.

  5. Click OK.

The recall media action is now initiated and viewable in the Vault Tracker | Actions node of the CommCell Console.

Recall Media Using the Resource View

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To recall media using the Resource View:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to the media you wish to recall:
    • Expand the Storage Resources | Libraries nodes.
    • Select the library from which the media you wish to recall was originally exported.
    • Expand the Media by Location node.
    • Select Exported Media. The exported media you wish to recall will appear in the Resource View.
  2. Right-click on the media you wish to recall and select Recall Media.

    The Recall Media dialog box appears.

  3. From the General tab, select the following:
    • The amount of time the media would be retained in the library for read operations.
    • The reason for recalling the media.
  4. From the Destination tab, configure the following destination options:
    • Click the Track Transit option and select the transit location from the list, to track the transit information.
    • Select the desired Destination.
    • If desired, select Move Media to Overwrite Protection Pool along with the desired pool to which the media will be moved.
    • If desired, select Acknowledge the action as Reached Destination automatically.

      Note that this option is not available if Indefinite is selected in the General tab.

  5. Click OK.

The recall media action is now initiated and viewable in the Vault Tracker | Actions node of the CommCell Console.

Bring Media Back On-Site

Use the Recall Media feature to bring media back on-site, such as Iron Mountain.

The Recall Media feature uses the tracking policy created when the media was exported to determine its current location. The media can be brought back to the library from which it originated or to a different library. Additionally, the Recall Media operation can be configured to keep the media in the recall destination for a specific period of time.

To bring exported media back:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the subclient associated with the media you wish to recall and click List Media.

    Note that you can use the Specify Browse Time and Exclude Data Before options to list media between a specified date and time range.

  2. From the List Media dialog box, select the media you wish to recall and click Recall Media.

    The Recall Media dialog box appears.

  3. From the General tab, select the following:
    • The time until which the media would be retained in the library for read operations.
    • A reason for recalling the media.
  4. From the Destination tab, configure the following destination options:
    • Click the Track Transit option and select the transit location from the list, to track the transit information.
    • Select the desired Destination.
    • If desired, select the Move Media to Overwrite Protection Pool option along with the desired pool to which the media will be moved.
    • Select Acknowledge the action as Reached Destination automatically if desired.

      Note that this option is not available if Indefinite is selected in the General tab.

  5. Click OK.

The recall media action is now initiated and viewable in the Vault Tracker | Actions node of the CommCell Console.