When you perform an SMTape backup or restore, a SnapMirror status entry is created in the storage system. If you do not want to use SMTape backup for tape seeding, you must remove the SnapMirror status entries after the backup or restore completes.
After a successful SMTape restore, a SnapMirror status entry is created in the storage system. This SnapMirror status entry lists the restored volume and the base Snapshot copy name that is used to synchronize the SnapMirror source and destination volumes during tape seeding. To remove this SnapMirror status entry, you must make the restored volume writable, and then delete the base Snapshot copy. After the Snapshot copy is deleted, the SnapMirror status entry is automatically removed.