I just added these tapes in a media class in BRMS to keep them organized. The process to archive does not use BRMS. When I expire the tapes in BRMS they will not be used by any other process. I will then duplicate them using the native duptap command. It is a little odd how I am doing this as most people use Robot/Save to archive and manage these Robot/REPORTS tapes.

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. . . to expire the volumes in BRMS as they are only in there to keep organized and run the duptap command. . .

You may not want to do that.
I believe when you expire the tape, if you have any detail history of what is on the tape, that gets erased at the same time that you change the status to "Expired".
(You are effectively declaring the tape to what us old-timers call a "Scratch Tape".) Can anyone verify this for me ?

- John Voris

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