Exporting Media Based on Criteria

You can specify the criteria to export media from a tape storage target to a destination location and create a Vault Tracker policy to track the movement of media from the tape storage target to the destination location.


  1. Perform one of the following:
    • From the Storage Targets page
      1. From the navigation pane, click Storage Targets.

        The Storage Targets page appears.

      2. For the tape_storage_target from which you want to export media, click the action button action_button in Actions column, click Export media, and then click Criteria-based.
    • From the tape_storage_target page:
      1. From the navigation pane, click Storage Targets > tape_storage_target.

      The tape_storage_target page appears.

      1. In the Media Details area, click Export media, and then click Criteria-based.

    The Export media criteria based dialog box appears.

  2. In the Policy name box, type the name of the Vault Tracker policy.
  3. In the Description box, type the description of the policy.
  4. Enter the following information
    • Full tapes only: Select this option to export only full media.
    • Partially written tapes: Select this option to export active and appendable media.
    • Tape written to in last n days: Specify the number of days to export only the media to which data was written in the specified number of days.
    • Exclude media not copied: Select this option to exclude the media with the jobs that need to be copied.
    • Limit media count to: Specify the limit for number of media that you want to export.
    • Export destination: Type or select the location where you want to export the media.
    • Track transit: Select this option to track the media in transit.
    • Transit location: If you selected the Track transit option, in the Transit location, type or select a new transit location.
  5. To add a schedule to perform export operation, see Scheduling Media Export.
  6. Click OK.


The software creates a Vault Tracker policy.

What to Do Next

You must either run the Vault Tracker policy or create schedule to perform media export for the policy.

For instructions to run a Vault Tracker policy, see Running a Vault Tracker Policy.

For instructions to create schedule for a Vault Tracker policy, see Scheduling Media Export.

Last modified: 3/26/2019 9:52:08 AM