OSB: Changing an Individual Tape's Expiration Date in the GUI/obtool, Causes All Media in That Media Family Expiration Dates to Change (Doc ID 1615350.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Backup - Version 10.4.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When changing an individual tape's expiration date in the GUI/obtool, it causes all media in that media family expiration dates to change. For example:

Here are 2 media in the 'test' media family, the expiry date is 16th March:

   VOID    OOID Seq Volume ID          Barcode     Family      Created     Attributes
    177     177   1 test-000003                    nick        01/16.09:36 never closes; expires 03/16.09:36

    178     178   2 test-000004                    nick        01/16.09:36 never closes; expires 03/16.09:36

The expiry date (2 months from creation) corresponds to the media family configuration:

ob> lsmf -l test
test:
   Keep volume set:        2 months
   Appendable:             yes
   Volume ID used:         unique to this media family
   UUID:                   9c5a532e-60b9-1031-8c10-e1581e0e4c8b

When changing the expiration date (forward 5 days) using the 'chvol' command for media 'test-000003':

ob> chvol --expiresat 2014/03/21 -v test-000003
ob>

 Both the media in the 'test' media family expiration date is moved forward to the 21st March:

   VOID    OOID Seq Volume ID          Barcode     Family      Created     Attributes
    177     177   1 nick-000003                    nick        01/16.09:36 never closes; expires 2014/03/21

    178     178   2 nick-000004                    nick        01/16.09:36 never closes; expires 2014/03/21

 You see the same behavior when changing the expiration date using the OSB GUI (under 'manage -> volumes').

Changes

No changes to the system.

Cause

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