Load Media

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Manage your media by loading media, reloading media, or re-indexing media. Use each in the following ways:

Load Media

To add previously created media to a Vault.
To re-load media that has been ejected at some point in time and is not tracked.

If you attempt to load unprepared media to a Vault, the operation will fail.

Reload Media

To add offline, but tracked media back to the Information Repository.

When reloading media, the Vault uses its database for the media unless it finds corruption (or re-indexing is forced). Use to reload media to the Vault. See Reload Media.

You can also use Reload Media to re-index a shadow hard disk Vault when data on the shadow hard disk Vault has changed but the change is not yet reflected in the Information Repository.

Re-index Media

Rescan data on the media.

If media becomes unreliable then re-index it. To re-index media, first unload the media and then reload the media; otherwise the operation fails and an error message appears.

Loading Media Types

The following subsections instruct you on how to load a hard disk media, a data tape media, and a shadow hard disk media.

Load Hard Disk Media

Load media to existing Vaults only. If you have not yet added any Vaults, do so now by using the Add or Remove Vault Wizard.

1.From the Vault Admin left pane, click the expand indicator (plus sign) in front of the Vault to load media to.
2.Click on the expand indicator for Media to have a tree of the media names displayed and also to have a list of the media names displayed in the right pane.
3.Select desired media (individual or multiple) then click on the Load Media button in the toolbar. Or right-click on the selected media and choose Load Media from the shortcut menu. The Load Media window opens.

You can load multiple hard disk media by holding the Shift key or Control key and clicking on the desired hard disk media in the right pane.

Load Hard Disk Media window

4.In the Media Name text box, type the name for the media being loaded.
5.From the Media Location drop-down list, select Media is located in default location or Media is located at pathname. Know that Phoenix EXP always looks for the media at the default location.
6.If you select Media is located at pathname, type the directory path for the media being loaded in the Enter Pathname text box.
7.From the Force Re-Index drop-down list, use the default setting Only re-index if needed. Phoenix EXP indexes the media if necessary, but you can force re-indexing to ensure that your media is re-indexed by selecting Force a re-Index of media.
8.Click OK to complete the process, and new media appears in the media list.

Load Tape Media

Load media to existing Vaults only. If you have not added Vaults yet, do so now using the Add or Remove Vault Wizard.

1.Ensure that there is a new media in the storage device. How to do this varies depending on the hardware being used. Refer  to the hardware documentation for assistance.
2.From the Vault Admin left pane, click the expand indicator (plus sign) in front of the Vault to load media to.
3.Click on the expand indicator for Media to have a tree of the media names displayed and also to have a list of the media names displayed in the right pane.
4.Select desired media (individual or multiple) then click on the Load Media button in the toolbar. Or right-click on the selected media and choose Load Media from the shortcut menu. The Load Media window opens.

You can load multiple tape media by holding the Shift key or Control key and clicking on the desired tape media in the right pane.

5.From the toolbar, click the Load Media button. Or right click on Media and choose Load Media from the shortcut menu.  Or right click on the selected Media Name (or the multiple selected names) and choose Load Media from the shortcut menu.

Load Tape Media window

5.From the Media Location drop-down list, select Load unknown media to load a media that is already physically loaded into the Vault's storage device. Select Load from storage slot to load a media from a known storage slot within the Vault's storage library.
6.From the Choose media drop-down list, select media. It displays all of the media in the storage device.
7.From the Force Re-Index drop-down list, use the default setting Only re-index if needed. Phoenix EXP indexes the media if necessary, but you can force re-indexing to ensure that your media is re-indexed by selecting Force a re-Index of media.
8.Click OK to complete the process, and new media appears in the media list.

Load Shadow Hard Disk Media

Load media to existing shadow hard disk Vaults only. If you have not added Vaults yet, do so now using the Add or Remove Vault Wizard.

1.From the Vault Admin left pane, click the expand indicator (plus sign) in front of the Vault to load media to.
2.Select the "Media" name.
3.From the toolbar, click the Load Media button.

Load Shadow Hard Disk Media window

4.In the Enter Pathname text box, type the pathname of the directory to shadow.
5.From the Force Re-Index drop-down list, use the default setting Only re-index if needed. Phoenix EXP indexes the media if necessary, but you can force re-indexing to ensure that your media is re-indexed by selecting Force a re-Index of media.
6.Click OK to complete the process, and new media appears in the media list.