When a tape required for data recovery is not found, the Task Need Interaction window will ask the user to bring the tape and insert it into a tape library slot. So, all the tape cartridges need a barcode or other readable labels.

If a tape does not get a label, you should define it before the tape will be used.

If you need to apply a specific label for a tape (for example, “MyWork” label for a tape dedicated to back up files from the folder C:\work) instead of a barcode label, use the Labeling procedure as well.

To launch the procedure, select the tape library vault in the Navigation pane of the console, and click Manage tapes on the toolbar. Then the Tape Management window will show a list of the library slots that contain tapes. For every tape belonging to the Free pool or to the Acronis pool, the slot data field indicates the tape label. Labels are also displayed for tapes that are in the Imported pool and contain backups written by Acronis (such might be the case when you bring a tape from another tape library).

By default, an unused tape with a barcode gets a label that is equal to the barcode. If a barcode is absent or corrupted, the label name will be created automatically. You can accept proposed labels or provide your own label as a plain text.

Tapes from the Free or the Imported pool can be renamed on condition that the user account used to run the storage node service (ASN User) has write permissions for these pools. These permissions are not assigned to ASN User during installation, so you might need to add them manually.

To define your own label for a tape, select a related data field, type in a new label, click Eject tape, write the same label on the tape cartridge (to make association with the label) and insert it back into the same slot.

Once all the required tape labels are specified press Set labels to store labels in the storage node database.