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How To Relabel an OSB Volume Before the Expiration Date is Reached (Doc ID 1516603.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Backup - Version 10.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Oracle Secure Backup (OSB), you'll sometimes want to reuse an existing, used volume with an expiration time that hasn't reached yet. To re-use such a volume, you'll need to re-label the volume using the unlabelvol and labelvol commands of obtool. In such a case, the unlabelvol will fail with the error messages "Error: can't overwrite unexpired volume" and (in case of a "never expires" volume) "Error: this volume set never expires".

Here's an example of such a volume that never expires :


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