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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Managing Media Pools

Collections of tapes are organized into media pools. The tasks you use to manage media pools are examined in the sections that follow.

Preparing Media for Use in the Free Media Pool

If media has information that you don't need anymore, you can initialize the media and prepare it for use in the Free media pool. When you do this, you destroy the information on the media and move it to the Free media pool.

To prepare media and move it to the Free media pool, access Removable Storage in Computer Management, and then double-click Media Pools. Expand Free Media pools. Right-click the media you want to prepare, then click Prepare. Confirm the action by clicking Yes.

Caution

Moving media to the Free media pool destroys the data on the ...

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