Backup Manager Forecasting Reports > Scratch Pool Forecast Report
Version 9.2.01
Scratch Pool Forecast Report
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A scratch pool is a repository of media that is available to backup servers. There are a few things that affect the availability of media in a scratch pool:
If your backup servers run out of media, they automatically take and use media from the scratch pool.
If your backup servers delete data, making media available, they automatically add the recycled media to the scratch pool.
When you clean tapes or expire tapes, you temporarily or permanently affect the pool of media.
NOTE: The current day is treated as the future for the purpose of forecasting.
Because backup success is tied directly to scratch pools, it’s important that you monitor and forecast media usage in the scratch pools.
The Scratch Tape Usage and Forecast Report provides the following information:
# of Tapes drives
The number of tape drives in all tape libraries for the report scope that you specified.
Mouse-over each bar to retrieve the following information:
Average scratch tapes used previously
Maximum scratch tape used previously
Average scratch tapes forecasted
Maximum scratch tapes forecasted