If you do not want to store information about a tape and contents on this tape in Veeam Backup & Replication database, you can remove the tape from the catalog. Removing from catalog can be performed for offline tapes. For example, you can perform removal from catalog if a physical tape no longer exists, and the tape should no longer be displayed among media in the Veeam Backup & Replication console.
You can remove only tapes that are offline.
To remove one or more tapes from the catalog:
- Open the Tape Infrastructure view.
- Navigate to the list of tapes either under the Media Pools or under the Libraries > LibraryName node > Media > Offline.
- Select offline tapes you want to remove from the catalog and click Remove from Catalog on the ribbon. Alternatively, you can right-click selected tapes and choose Remove from Catalog from the shortcut menu.
- In the opened dialog box, click Yes to confirm removal.
You cannot remove protected tapes from the catalog. To remove such tapes, you need to switch the protection off first.