Move Media to Another Media Pool

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

To complete this procedure, you need the appropriate administrative credentials for the affected Removable Storage item. To maintain system security, rather than logging on as an administrator, log on as a user without administrative credentials and then run Removable Storage with administrative credentials.

To run Removable Storage with administrative credentials

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative credentials. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then point to Run as administrator.

  2. Provide administrative credentials for an account in the Administrators group, and then click Submit. A command prompt with administrative credentials opens.

  3. At the command prompt, type mmc.exe.

Move media to another pool

To move media to another pool

  1. In Removable Storage, ensure that Full view is selected.

  2. Click Contents in the console tree.

  3. In the details pane, drag the applicable tape or disk from the details pane over to the applicable media pool in the console tree.

Additional considerations

  • When moving media to a free media pool, make sure that the data on the tape or disk you are moving is no longer needed. Data will be automatically deleted when the tape or disk is moved to a free media pool. To manually delete data before moving media to a free media pool, right-click the tape or disk, and then click Free.

  • You cannot move read-only media, such as compact discs, to a free media pool.